Malaysian Sailors Abducted Near Philippines in Latest Act of Piracy - New York Times

MANILA — Four sailors from Malaysia were kidnapped off a cargo ship passing close to the southern Philippines on Friday night, less than a week after 10 sailors from Indonesia were abducted nearby, according to police officials from the three countries.and more »

Malaysia calls on Philippines to work together towards securing early release of four crew members - Channel News Asia

The four men, aged between 21 and 34, were held at gunpoint, forced to disembark and taken into Philippine waters. By Melissa Goh; Posted 02 Apr 2016 14:57; Updated 14 Apr 2016 00:15. Boats off the coast of Sabah. Enlarge; Caption. Email; More. A; A.and more »

Veteran criminal believed behind kidnapping of 4 M'sians - Free Malaysia Today

Apo-Mike PETALING JAYA: The kidnapping of four Malaysian sailors in international waters near Semporna, Sabah is believed to have been led by a veteran cross-border criminal. The criminal who goes by the alias “Apo Mike” is known to both Philippine ...and more »

Gunmen on speedboat kidnap four Malaysian ship crew, Abu Sayyaf militants suspected - ABC Online

Gunmen on a speedboat have kidnapped four Malaysian nationals from a ship off the east coast of Sabah state in waters where Abu Sayyaf militants are known to operate, the Malaysian Government said.and more »

Zahid calls for controls on Sabah barter trade - Free Malaysia Today

He said the barter trade system was seen as benefitting only one side, and did not favour Malaysia. It also involved smuggling of subsidised goods from Malaysia which caused leakages in national revenue, he told Malaysian journalists here on Saturday.and more »

4 Malaysians reported seized by Abu Sayyaf -

A file picture of alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf group. (via The Star/ANN). DAVAO CITY, Philippines—At least four Malaysians were kidnapped by suspected members of the terrorist Abu Sayyaf group off the east coast of Sabah on Friday evening.and more »

At least 4 Malaysians in alleged kidnap by Abu Sayyaf rebels -

DAVAO CITY – At least four Malaysians were allegedly kidnapped by suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf group (ASG) in Semporna, Malaysia on Friday evening. A military source confirmed that about eight armed men boarded a tugboat operated by the ...and more »

Veteran criminal heads gang that abducted 4 Malaysian sailors - AsiaOne

The key suspect, who has many aliases, is known to both Philippine and Malaysian intelligence and is believed to be attempting to slip into the notorious Abu Sayyaf stronghold of Jolo with the hostages, amid heightened naval security around the island.and more »

Suspected Filipino militants kidnap 4 Malaysian boat crewmen -

The map shows Tawau Island on Sabah which was the supposed destination of the boat MV Massive 6, where 4 Malaysians were reportedly seized by suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen on Friday night. GOOGLE MAP SCREENGRAB. Suspected Filipino Muslim ...and more »

Abu Sayyaf Extremists Kidnap 4 Malaysians in Eastern Sabah Waters - Sputnik International

The members of the Islamist Abu Sayyaf group have kidnapped four Malaysians in eastern Sabah waters, media reported Saturday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According The Star daily, citing the Philippines military source, about eight armed men boarded a ...and more »