Prime Minister Najib Razak today met two of the five Malaysian nationals who were kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf terrorists in the Philippines in July last year.
They are Tayudin Anjut, 46, and Abdul Rahim Summas, 63, who arrived at the prime minister’s residence at Jalan Taman Duta here at 8 am, where their family members were also waiting to welcome them home.
During the meeting, the two men, who were in wheelchairs and visually impaired, related the incident and the bad treatment by their kidnappers.
They were overwhelmed by emotions when expressing their gratitude in being able to be back with their families.
Prime minister’s wife, Rosmah Mansor, was also present.
Tayudin and Abdul Rahim were crew members of the tugboat Serudong Tiga who were kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf terrorists in the Dent Haven waters in Lahad Datu on July 18.
They were rescued by Filipino security forces in an operation in the south of the republic last Thursday and arrived at the KL International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang last night.
To date, three other Malaysian nationals were still detained by Abu Sayyaf terrorists.
They were Fandy Bakran, 27, Mohd Jumadil Rahim, 24, and Mohd Ridzuan Ismail, 33, who were also crew members of the tugboat Serudong Tiga. – Bernama