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Kidnappers contacted victim’s family member, say Sabah cops

However, police have not been informed of the amount of ransom demanded.

Missing Maldives journalist killed by Islamic radicals

Rilwan Abdulla received death threats from the group operating under the name Bilad-al-Sham on Facebook.

Cops dismiss kidnap claim on missing Irish teen

Police say the case is still classified as a missing person case.

DNA results confirm kidnapped Romanian teenage girl is dead

A preliminary inquiry has shown politicised public safety bodies to be under-funded, short-staffed and insufficiently trained.

‘Please stay with me,’ kidnapped Romanian girl begged police

A mechanic from south Romania has confessed to killing Alexandra Macesanu, who went missing on July 24, and another 18-year-old girl last seen in April.

Security fears turn away tourists from Sabah’s east coast

State tourism official says cautionary travel advisories by several countries have made travel agents wary.

French prosecutors seek suspended prison sentence for Saudi princess

French prosecutors say they are pushing for a six-month suspended prison sentence for a Saudi Arabian princess in a case involving the beating of a workman in her luxury flat in Paris.

Saudi princess goes on trial in France for assaulting worker

Hassa binti Salman will face a trial in absentia on charges of violence against a man who was carrying out repairs at her father's posh Avenue Foch in France.

Conflicting figures over number of kidnap victims frustrate security forces

Philippine security forces claim no more held hostage with rescue of nine fishermen yesterday but some witnesses claim 11 people were kidnapped.

Where were security men, asks ex-assistant minister after latest Sabah kidnapping

A former assistant minister whose boat ATB 2 personnel intercepted in April says he can see no reason for their failure to detect a boat full of gunmen.

9 victims of kidnapping in Lahad Datu waters released

Further discussions are ongoing with the Philippine authorities as the victims have no documents.

8 men held in connection with kidnapping of sea gypsies off...

Police say 6 of those arrested are foreigners, who were spared by the armed kidnappers yesterday.

Shift military assets to Sabah’s east coast to restore confidence, says...

Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew says Sabah cannot afford to jeopardise its booming tourism industry and is all for the relocation of the army base to the east coast following Tuesday’s kidnapping incident.

Puzzled Sabah cops not ruling out revenge in kidnapping of sea...

Kidnap-for-ransom groups usually target locals, tourists and business people but the latest victims are stateless foreign fishermen.

Syrian refugee charged with kidnapping countryman in Penang

UNHCR card holder accused of kidnapping fellow Syrian near Tanjung Tokong food outlet for RM100,000 ransom.

Put security assets where they’re needed, says Sabah CM

Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says security assets should be deployed in areas prone to cross-border crimes, not for political reasons but for national security.

Two kidnapped Shell oil workers rescued

The pair were attacked in southern Rivers state last week while returning from an official trip to Bayelsa state.

2 people shot dead at Nigerian resort, 4 tourists abducted

Kidnapping in Nigeria's oil-rich south, has long been a security challenge, where wealthy locals and expatriate workers are often abducted.

Remove us from ‘K’ list, Putrajaya urges US

Malaysia’s inclusion on travel advisory follows concerns about potential kidnapping or hostage-taking in certain areas of eastern Sabah.

Integrity commission report on alleged kidnapping a sham, says Siti Kasim

The lawyer-activist says the report appears to merely justify police action in the case where she was accused of kidnapping.

Indonesian fisherman abducted by Abu Sayyaf released in Jolo

It is not known whether a ransom was paid for his release.

US arrests Jewish sect members for kidnapping children

They stand accused of organizing the kidnapping on December 8 of a 14-year-old girl and her brother, 12, in the village of Woodridge.

Tugboat skipper shot in Sabah waters by suspected kidnappers

Police are trying to ascertain if anyone had been kidnapped from another boat that the suspects boarded after shooting the tugboat skipper.

90 kidnapped pupils freed in troubled Cameroon region

The kidnappings were the first such mass abductions seen in Cameroon and coincide with an upsurge of political tensions in the majority French-speaking country.