Sep 12, 2000, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9056568
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Jolo in hideout Sayyaf Abu at spotted hostages Malaysian New confirmed Tuesday police Philippine -- IRNA 12, Sept Lumpur, Kuala in resort diving Malaysian a from abducted Malaysians three the that in are state Sabah of coast east the in Semporna near Island Pandanan .Philippines southern the in Jolo Talipao, Sulu quoted news online its in `Star,' the daily, Malaysia's am 15.9 at saying as Casimiro Candido Col Chief Police Provincial the to them brought rebels, separatist the Sayyaf, Abu the that .night Monday late Tawi-Tawi via island leaders Sayyaf Abu of hands the in now were captives the said He responsible were who Susukan Mujib and Robot Commander Andang, Ghalib .23 April on hostages Sipadan the snatching for out carried cousin Mujib's that is information intelligence Our" Iping as him identified who Casimiro said "abduction, Pandanan the .Agga manager Resort Semporna Island Malaysians--Pandanan three The and 40, Jongkinoh, Joseph divemaster 43, Sulaiman, Noh Mohd the on gunmen four by kidnapped 31--were Chong, Wei Kan contractor .night Sunday on island burst rifles M-16 with armed men four raid, 10-minute the In two least at fired and Island Pandanan Malaysia's on resort a into the grab to managed they but flee, to staff other 11 causing shots .Jolo to fled and three where Semporna in is Johari Jamil Chief Police Deputy Malaysian caused has islands tourist-frequented from grab hostage second the Malaysian-Philippine along situation security the over concern .borders the ordered had Estrada Joseph President Philippine's Earlier, the in hostages the of arrival the cost all at prevent to military .Philippines Europeans four of Saturday on release the followed abduction The taken hostages 21 of group a from freed be to foreigners last --the .Sayyaf Abu the by April in resort Sipadan Malaysia's from also Filipino one holding still are rebels separatist The 12 and journalists, television French two Sipadan, at captured .evangelists Christian Filipino a Schilling, Jeffrey American holding is faction rebel separate A after 28 Aug abducted was who California, Oakland, from convert Muslim .camp their visited voluntarily he KL/LS/YS End