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Published: Friday March 29, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday April 24, 2013 MYT 2:13:28 PM

Johor police deny Nepali worker deaths after brawl

JOHOR BARU: The Johor police has denied that there were mass deaths involving Nepali workers following a brawl involving locals and foreigners last week.

State police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said that no Nepali was killed during the brawl, which took place on Mar 24 at a flat in Taman Cendana in Pasir Gudang at around 6.30pm.

The incident occurred after a Nepali national was involved in a fracas with a local after being scolded for consuming alcohol and being drunk in public.

Four suspects were sent to the Sultan Ismail Hospital to seek outpatient treatment for their injuries.

DCP Mohd Mokhtar said that the police have arrested 22 suspects so far, and that the case is being investigated.

He warned any foreigners working in the state to respect the country's laws or face stern action including deportation.

“If these foreign workers want to come here and find a good job with a good pay then they must also respect Malaysia's laws," he said.

Earlier this month the police also arrested more than 100 Nepalis for holding an illegal protest demanding their wages.

The group demanded minimum wage from the furniture factory they were working at in Parit Jamil, Muar.

The group then beat up their supervisors after their demands were ignored.

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