MELAKA, (April 4) — China Friday asked the Malaysian government to do its best to rescue one of its nationals reportedly abducted by a group of seven armed men in Semporna, Sabah, on Wednesday.
China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang said China was following closely the developments in the case but had not received any demand from the abductors.
“We request the Malaysian government to do its best to rescue and save our national,” he said after paying a courtesy call on Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron at Seri Negeri in Melaka.
Huang was asked for his comments on the abduction of a 29-year-old female Chinese tourist at a resort in Pulau Singgahmata near Pulau Bum-Bum in Semporna on Wednesday night. A 40-year-old female Philippine resort worker was also kidnapped together with the tourist.
Huang said he believed the incident would not have any adverse effect on the arrival of Chinese tourists to Malaysia.
“This case is a single case which has not affected all Chinese people coming to Malaysia. We wish this incident could be smoothly resolved,” he said. –BERNAMA