Ties between China and Malaysia, strained with the disappearance of flight 370, are now being further tested. Beijing is demanding the Malaysian government to take steps to ensure the safety of Chinese nationals. The comments came a day after a tourist from China was kidnapped at gunpoint at a popular diving resort in eastern Malaysia.
A Chinese tourist Gao Huayun and hotel receptionist have been kidnapped by suspected Filipino insurgents in Malaysia officials say. Six men armed with pistols are said to have raided the Singamata Reef resort late on Wednesday before fleeing in a speedboat. A police report said the Chinese victim was a 28-year-old woman from Shanghai, while the receptionist was a 40-year-old woman from the Philippines. CCTV’s Rian Maelzer reports from Kuala Lumpur with details.