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Freed Chinese tourist returns home

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-06-03 19:25

SHANGHAI - A Chinese tourist who was abducted by a group of armed men two months ago in a Malaysian resort has returned home after she was rescued late last week.

Gao Huayun arrived at Pudong Airport in east China's Shanghai on Flight MU540 of China Eastern Airlines on Monday, a source with the Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine told Xinhua on Tuesday.

She was seized by armed men on April 2 together with a Filipino staff member of the Singamata Reef Resort in Sabah of Malaysia.

According to the Chinese embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Gao was freed and reached the Malaysian capital on Friday.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Friday that there was no ransom paid to secure the two victims' release. The success was instead achieved due to cooperation between the security forces of Malaysia and the Philippines.

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