strained relations between China and Malaysia further complicated

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Montréal, Canada

#1 Apr 4, 2014
Unidentified armed men have kidnapped the 29-year old woman from Shanghai along with a hotel employee in a raid at a holiday resort in eastern Malaysia on Wednesday night, in yet another attack on tourists in the region plagued by frequent kidnap for ransom raids.
Guests were left cowering behind upturned tables after the gunmen entered the Singamata Reef Resort in Malaysia's easternmost state of Sabah.
It is the latest in a long line of kidnappings targeting foreigners for large ransom demands.
The incident could complicate already strained relations between China and Malaysia over Kuala Lumpur’s hunt for a jetliner that disappeared on March 8 with 153 Chinese citizens on board.

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