Four Burmese Nationals Killed in Malaysia
09 December 2011 – KUALA LUMPUR: Two Burmese nationals were found killed in a gruesome manner in different incidents in the state of Penang and Kedah of northern Malaysia.
Kyi Moe Lwin, better known as Asraf, 32, who worked in a construction site in Penang was found with his skull smashed and his right ear almost severed after reportedly getting involved in a quarrel with a fellow countryman.
He was believed to have been repeatedly hit by his assailant with a sledgehammer. A 27-year-old suspect has since gone missing.
Police ruled out robbery as all the deceased’s valuables were left untouched.
In another case in Kedah, a young Burmese national in his twenties was killed by several drunken housemates after a quarrel over a woman in a rented house.
The victim’s housemates, who are also Burmese nationals, later cleaned the body and sent it to the nearby hospital claiming that their friend died of a serious illness.
The hospital however called the police after discovering a deep gash on the left hand and a stab wound on the right armpit.
A total of seven suspects are nabbed while the eighth suspect is still on the run.
Meanwhile in Perak, a kidnapper believed to be from Burma was shot dead by the police and his body was left in a hospital after a postmortem operation.
Police has contacted the Burmese embassy in Malaysia to help identify the body.
Reporting by Thomas Chong