M'sian kidnap victims eager to come home

OLIVIA MIWIL


KOTA KINABALU: Abdul Rahim Summas, one of the two rescued Malaysian kidnap victims, said he hopes to return home soon to his family.

The 62-year-old fisherman from Tawau expressed his wish in an 11-second clip posted on Philippine’s Inquirer.net’s twitter account.

“Saya mau balik (I want to go home),” he said.

The fisherman appeared to resting in a hospital but looked happy.

Inquirer also tweeted that Abdul Rahim was well but was having difficulties walking.

Earlier today, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had said Abdul Rahim and Tayudin Anjut, 45, would be flown back to Kuala Lumpur from Manila tomorrow.

At press time, Abdul Rahim’s daughter, Rasniati, said she had yet to receive any updates about her father.

“For now, I only know that he was rescued but I really hope to see him soon.”

The duo were believed to be kidnapped with three other fishermen – Mohd Zumadil Rahim, 23, Fandy Bakran, 26, and Mohd Ridzuan Ismail, 32 – by the militant Abu Sayyaf kidnap-for-ransom group in waters off Lahad Datu in July, last year.