Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. called all the leaders of the military and police to act an aggressive offensive against the ASG ‘Abu Sayyaf Group’ following the reported beheading of a Malaysian hostage.
In the November 19m 2015 press release of the Senate of the Philippines, Senator Marcos condemned the killing of the hostage, calling Abu Sayyaf act as slap in the face of the Philippine government.
“This is a slap on the face of our authorities since the execution was timed when Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is here to attend the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit that we are hosting this year,” Senator Marcos said.
Condemnation of the despicable act is not enough. The only way the country could recover from this “black eye,” the senator said, is for the military and police to bring the perpetrators to justice the soonest possible time.
The beheading victim, 39-year-old Bernard Then Ted Fen, was snatched by the ASG along with another Malaysian, Thien Nyuk Fun, in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia in May this year and was brought to Sulu via a speed boat.