Police are trying to ascertain why the kidnappers targeted sea gypsies off Sabah's east coast.
A group had earlier demanded RM100,000 in ransom for his release.
The US State Department warns Americans abroad that they face the risks of kidnapping and hostage taking by criminals and terrorists in 35 countries.
He is among 16 detained to facilitate investigations.
The PPBM president says the prime minister himself will go down to the ground to campaign for Pakatan Harapan today.
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said her country was 'appalled and deeply saddened' by the killing.
The 13-year-old has escaped a house in the tiny town of Gordon where she had been held captive for three months.
Clip was sent to fisherman's employer with RM400,000 ransom demand note.
The defence minister says the two nations have always enjoyed a good relationship.
The victims, aged between 15 and 64, have since been released.
Mohammed Dewji, 43, who heads the MeTL Group which operates in about 10 countries with interests in agriculture to insurance, transport, logistics and the food industry, was snatched as he entered the gym of a hotel in the city.
Sabah police commissioner Omar Mammah says no time period was given for the payment of ransom for two Indonesian fishermen kidnapped on Sept 11.
Apostle is about Thomas Richardson who travels to a remote island to rescue his sister who is kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult.
Police have not ruled out the possibility that the victims were abducted by a kidnap-for-ransom group.
Esscom commander Hazani Ghazali believes 'fake' statement could have been made to create cheap publicity for actor's new movie next month.
A Kunduz provincial council member said a total of 300 to 400 passengers could have been on the buses when they were stopped by insurgents.
Found in a dawn raid on a central Mexico City brothel, they included women from Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay and Venezuela, in Latin America, and in eastern Europe.
The investigation kicked off late last year in Jonesboro, Georgia, where 39-year-old Siraj Wahhaj of the state's Clayton County was accused of kidnapping his toddler - who was ultimately not found.
Victim found bound and guarded by three men in a lodging house room after family in India reports ransom demand for RM200,000.
The agency seeks to determine if there had been police abuse of power.
The lawyer says the police should have conducted a thorough investigation of the claims against her instead of raiding her house without checking the facts.
The Warisan president says he is looking at several options as there were many clear breaches of election rules by BN and EC officials.
The latest kidnappings has been claimed in a video sent by the same dissident FARC rebels who claimed responsibility for the killing of the Ecuadoran news team.
Fifty-seven escaped in the immediate aftermath and four years on, 112 are still being held -- a global symbol of the Islamist insurgency that has devastated the region.