Zamboanga, Philippines - Republic of
JAMES FONG, MALAYSIAN CO-PILOT OF CHARTERED SABAH AIR PLANE, ARRIVES IN ZAMBOANGA.
James Fong (C), Malaysian co-pilot of a chartered Sabah airplane, disembarks at Zamboanga airport in southern Philippines July 24,2000. Fong's son, Fong Yin Ken, 28, is among the three Malaysian hostages still being held by Moslem extremist Abu Sayyaf group in Patikul, Sulu island. Ken, was one of the 21 hostages abducted by the rebels on Sipadan Island dive resort in Malaysia on April 23. At least seven of the 21 hostages were released for the past weeks. At right is John Leong, a pilot of Sabah air plane.