Chin Christian Pastor Mugged by Thugs in Malaysia
22 October 2011: Chin Christian pastor Rev. Thawng Dun was on Wednesday robbed of his bag by two Malay speaking thugs while walking home in Jalan Imbi near the Time Square shopping center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Chin Christian Church‘s pastor said his bag was snatched from his hand by two men who stopped him on the high road around 11pm, adding: “I have got a Bible, my Burmese passport and eyeglasses in my bag.”
“Startled by their action, I didn’t run after them to get my bag back. Instead, I scurried towards our apartment,” said the pastor, who was preaching to Chin refugees in Sentul at night.
Later that night, his Bible was found on the platform near the main road where the incident took place, according to the Seihnam newsletter.
Until today, the two muggers have not yet been known.
Rev. Thawng Dun, from Zokhua village in Hakha Township, Chin State, is working as a pastor of the Chin Christian Church in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Reporting by Thawng Zel Thang