KUALA LUMPUR: Police have confirmed that an image uploaded on Facebook is that of four Malaysians kidnapped by gunmen near Pulau Ligitan, Semporna, Sabah on April 1.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said they were aware of the Facebook account under the name ‘Victor Troy Poz’ and were carrying out investigation.

“The police are investigating to verify whether the Facebook account was created in the country or abroad,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

The image shows four people in a squatting position holding a piece of paper written ‘Victor Troy’ and dated April 8.

The image was uploaded onto the Facebook account on April 10.

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Yesterday, Khalid confirmed that the four kidnapped victims; Wong Teck Kang, 31, Wong Hung Sing, 34, Wong Teck Chii, 29, and Johnny Lau Jung Hien, 21, were still alive.

They were among nine crew of a barge returning to Malaysia from the Philippines when they were kidnapped by gunmen near Pulau Ligitan.