Chin refugee, 22, beaten to death in Malaysia
23 January 2014: Salai Raymond Van Chan Bik, aka Achan, was beaten to death in an unprovoked attack by a group of thugs in Kuantan, Malaysia last Thursday.
The 22-year-old died on the scene after being attacked reportedly by two men while he and his friend were on their way to get a phone charger from the shop.
Dawt Cin, Achan’s aunt, said in the Chinland Today, that she learned of the death of her nephew only around 11am the next day and that his friend had managed to run away.
One of his friends said that four of them, including Achan, had come home from Kuala Lumpur where they had bought a phone, adding: “The incident happened when the two went out to get a charger which our friend had forgotten.”
Kuantan police have arrested eight suspects comprising five men and three women and an investigation is being carried out, according to sources.
Salai Van Chan Bik, originally from Hakha, Chin State and later from Kalaymyo, Sagaing Region, arrived in Malaysia in September 2010 and worked in electrical wiring.
A funeral service for the Chin victim, son of Pu Tin Ceu and Pi Ni Khun, was held in Kuala Lumpur last Monday with the help of the Chin Refugee Committee, Alliance of Chin Refugees and Chin Christian Fellowship.#