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Rescued Taiwanese woman thanks Philippines for help
Central News Agency
2013-12-21 11:02 AM
Taipei, Dec. 21 (CNA) A Taiwanese woman who regained freedom after being held hostage in the southern Philippines for 35 days has expressed her gratitude to the Philippine military for helping to rescue her, according to TV reports. "I just want to say I deeply appreciate the Philippine military for giving me such a big help and assistance to rescue me. Thanks you very much," Chang An-wei said in English in a report aired Saturday on TVBS cable network. She is expected to return to Taiwan from Manila later Saturday, reliable sources in the Philippines told CNA. The 58-year-old woman was kidnapped by Philippine gunmen Nov. 15 while on vacation in Pom Pom Island off the East Malaysian state of Sabah. Her husband, 57-year-old Hsu Li-min, was shot and killed during the armed attack. Chang was rescued Friday by Philippine marines from Maimbung in the southern Philippine island province of Sulu, adjacent to Malaysia. (By Y.F. Low)
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