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Chinese tourist got kidnapped off Malaysia's island

Postby the lynx » Fri, 04 Apr 2014 1:46 pm

As if MH370 hasn't done enough damage to Malaysia-China's relationship...

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1463606/chinese-tourist-malaysian-hotel-employee-kidnapped-sabah

Islands off Semporna are among the most beautiful diving spots within the region (including the famous Sipadan island) but the proximity to the troubled southern Philippine region makes the islands an easy target for kidnap-for-ransom by Abu Sayyaf militant group to fund its activities.

Kidnappings are actually frequent there.

(The reason I chose SCMP is because they have photos)

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Re: Chinese tourist got kidnapped off Malaysia's island

Postby Barnsley » Fri, 04 Apr 2014 3:33 pm

the lynx wrote:As if MH370 hasn't done enough damage to Malaysia-China's relationship...

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1463606/chinese-tourist-malaysian-hotel-employee-kidnapped-sabah

Islands off Semporna are among the most beautiful diving spots within the region (including the famous Sipadan island) but the proximity to the troubled southern Philippine region makes the islands an easy target for kidnap-for-ransom by Abu Sayyaf militant group to fund its activities.

Kidnappings are actually frequent there.

(The reason I chose SCMP is because they have photos)


Just heard on the news that the girl sent a text to her parents that she had just had a bath just before the kidnappers struck.

Odd info to be released to the media


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Postby Max Headroom » Fri, 04 Apr 2014 3:37 pm

A mate of mine was there not too long ago. A lot of his snapshots were inadvertently photo-bombed by armed military-type dudes in fatigues who were there to protect the resort's travelers. Surely that's not going to do your holiday mood any good.

I'd love to go there. But not for the time being obviously.

Shame, that.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 04 Apr 2014 3:39 pm

its better to be photo bombed than bombed :lol:
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Postby Fortan » Fri, 04 Apr 2014 3:45 pm

The Philippines should carpet bomb Mindanao and get rid of the scum living down there...

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Postby bgd » Fri, 04 Apr 2014 4:34 pm

Fortan wrote:The Philippines should carpet bomb Mindanao and get rid of the scum living down there...



That will work, pity about the rest of the population though. :roll:

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Postby Fortan » Fri, 04 Apr 2014 4:56 pm

bgd wrote:
Fortan wrote:The Philippines should carpet bomb Mindanao and get rid of the scum living down there...



That will work, pity about the rest of the population though. :roll:


I am pretty sure you can direct it towards certain areas and get most of the problems sorted out that way. The local 'normal' population would be happy to see the rotten violent elements as well. A pity for the area as it is such a beautiful place but too much corruption and violence has made it almost impossible for foreigners to experience it.

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 04 Apr 2014 5:11 pm

Fortan wrote:
bgd wrote:
Fortan wrote:The Philippines should carpet bomb Mindanao and get rid of the scum living down there...



That will work, pity about the rest of the population though. :roll:


I am pretty sure you can direct it towards certain areas and get most of the problems sorted out that way. The local 'normal' population would be happy to see the rotten violent elements as well. A pity for the area as it is such a beautiful place but too much corruption and violence has made it almost impossible for foreigners to experience it.


Not easy though. The militant groups build their families and communities in their lairs. So if the government were to blanket-bomb the areas where they are active, very likely they have high casualties of women, children and the elderly. In fact, the innocent probably didn't even know what their husbands, brothers and fathers are doing is wrong.

Meanwhile the corrupted ones live in thrones on top of wads of cash gotten through corruption.

The country is screwed on both ends.


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