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Five Burmese Nationals Kidnapped, Rescued in Malaysia

6 November 2013

Five men identified as Burmese nationals were rescued by police in Malaysia on Tuesday after being held captive, allegedly by a compatriot, reports the Malaysian daily The Star. Police said the brother of one of the victims alerted them on Sunday and later led them to a room at a resort in Bukit Tinggi, Pahang State. “All of them were chained together and they claimed that they were fed only once a day,” said assistant police commissioner Abdul Rahim Abdullah, adding that the room was used by a Burmese man who worked for the resort’s maintenance department. The man was arrested three hours later and faces the death penalty if found guilty under Malaysia’s 1961 Kidnapping Act.