Kuala Lumpur: Southern Philippines based kidnappers have demanded US$11.25 million in ransom for the release of a Chinese tourist. Gao Huayun was abducted from a Malaysian dive resort.
Malaysian Home Minister Zahid Hamidi said the family of Gao Huayun are negotiating with her abductors.
“The kidnappers have asked for 36.4 million ringgit (US$11.25 million). Gao’s family has appointed someone to negotiate for her safe release,” said Zahid.
Gao, who is 29, and Filipina resort worker Marcy Dayawan, 40, were taken from the Singamata Reef Resort in Malaysia’s Borneo island state of Sabah in a late-night raid by a group of gunmen.