Malaysia PM says hostage held in Philippines murdered

 18 Nov 2015 - 9:15

Malaysia PM says hostage held in Philippines murdered
Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak takes part in a meeting with Trans-Pacific Partnership leaders, alongside the APEC Summit in Manila, Philippines, November 18, 2015. Reuters

 

Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Najib Razak said Wednesday that a Malaysian man held by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines had been murdered, condemning what he called a "savage and barbaric" act.

"I, the government, and all Malaysians are shocked and sickened by the murder of our countryman Bernard Then, and we condemn it in its strongest terms," he said in a statement, calling for justice for those responsible.

AFP