Abu Sayyaf beheads Malaysian hostage PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 November 2015 10:35

By DAN TORIBIO

A Malaysian hostage was beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf in Indanan, Sulu at past 4 p.m. Tuesday, a top military official said.

Joint Task Group Sulu commander Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado said that the al-qaeda linked group led by sub-commander Alhabsy Misaya executed Bernard Ted Fen in Bud Taran Indanan, failed negotiations for his release failed.

Arrojado said the militant group had demanded additional ransom amounting to P40 million for the safe release of Ted Fen.

The deadline for the payment of ransom was November 17.

Fen’s decapitated head was found in front of the Jolo Municipal Police Station around 8:30 p.m.

Arrojado said they are still verifying whether the Abu Sayyaf militants buried the remains of the victim or left it at Sitio Bud Taran.

Soldiers have been deployed to the area to recover the remains of the Malaysian.

Ted Fen was abducted May 14, 2015 at Ocean Seafood Reestaurant in Sandakan, Malaysia together with the restaurant manager Thien Nyuk Fun.

Nyuk Fun was released on November 8 this year in Indanan after her family allegedly paid P30 million ransom.

The Abu Sayyaf is still holding several foreign and local hostages in Sulu.

Another report said before the Malaysian executed, Bagade and Susukan were negotiating with the Malaysian government for a ransom.

However the Malaysian government failed to meet the demand on the November 17 deadline prompting the Abu Sayyaf to execute him. – Dan Toribio Jr.