Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Myanmar national killed during argument

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 12:54:00
KUALA LUMPUR: A Myanmar national was murdered by several of his countrymen during an argument early this morning. The incident occurred at a used-tyre processing site at Batu 6 1/2, Jalan Cheras. District police chief for Cheras, ACP Mohan Singh, said the incident happened between 12am and 2am when five Myanmar nationals were having a drinking session at the site.
"There were five of them, three were workers from the site and two other outsiders."
After a long session, one became involved in an argument with others in the group.
"That triggered an ugly fight among them which saw one killed," said Mohan.
The deceased, 23, had several injuries on his head. He, however, did not possess any documents and is believed to have entered the country illegally.
"We found several weapons like a machete, a stick and a piece of metal we believe were used during the fight," said Mohan.
Police received information on the incident about 4.50am and detained three Myanmar nationals, aged between 21 and 25, to facilitate the investigation and are now trying to find another Myanmar national who disappeared from the scene.
The body has been sent to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre mortuary for a postmortem.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.