Armed men are seen near a door of a hotel in Sabah, April 2, 2014. (REUTERS/s_michelle)
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Armed men abducted two women, a Chinese tourist and a Philippine hotel worker, from a Malaysian diving resort off Borneo island, Malaysian security forces said on Thursday.The two women were taken at around 10.30 pm (1430 GMT) on Wednesday night from Singgahmata island off the coastal town of Semporna in Malaysia's eastern state of Sabah, Eastern Sabah Security Command Director Mohammad Mentek said. "We have handed this to the police to quickly investigate and come up with full report," Mohammad said in a statement. Some Malaysian media reports said the 29-year old tourist from was in her room when the gunmen forced her out into a waiting boat, but it was unclear where the hotel worker, aged 40, was when she was abducted. Malaysia's image has been battered in China over the handling of the investigation into the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines flight with 239 people aboard, most of them Chinese nationals, on March 8 .
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