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Alert in Shanghai for kidnapping Chinese tourist in Malaysia

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Shanghai takes emergency measures for kidnapping of tourists in Malaysia

Shanghai Tourism officials could be on alert to inform travelers to Malaysia precautions they need to take after the kidnapping of a Chinese tourist in that country.

A statement calls on all travel agencies warn tourists leaving the country about their safety.

A woman named Xu attended the Shanghai police near zero hours today to say she had lost contact with her daughter, who is believed to have been kidnapped while traveling in the Malaysian state of Sabah.

The missing woman surnamed Gao and 29 years old was admitted to a British university and recently quit her job in a Japanese company. The woman was traveling independently in Malaysia. Her uncle confirmed that it was accompanied by a friend. "She traveled a lot recently and booked a flight before the Spring Festival. Departed from Shanghai on Tuesday afternoon and called her mother to inform her safe arrival on Wednesday night."

Sabah is a fashionable tourist destination, but "dangerous things have happened" there before.

Last year, the Taiwanese businessman Li Min Shu, 58 years old, was killed in the tourist site of the Isle of Pom-Pom in Semporan, and his wife Chang An Wei, 57, was kidnapped by unknown traveling in Sabah.

traslation: Belén Zapata