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Myanmar refugee found stabbed to death


KUALA LUMPUR: A 26-year-old Myanmar woman who holds a UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) card was found dead with several stab wounds and a slashed wrist on the first floor of a shoplot here.

The body of the jobless woman, whose identity has been withheld by police, was found in the bed of one of the rooms at the shoplot near Jalan Genting Klang, Setapak at about 8.45pm on Sunday.

Wangsa Maju OCPD Supt Mohamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif said the victim’s bloodied body was discovered by her 27-year-old Myanmar boyfriend, with whom she had been staying for the past two months.

He works as a waiter at a restaurant located on the ground floor.

“She was found by her boyfriend when he went up during his break early in the evening.

“He alerted his supervisor who then informed us of the discovery.

“There are at least five stab wounds on her abdomen. The initial report by forensics suggest that she was slashed on her right wrist,” he said at a press conference Monday, adding that the murder weapon was recovered under the victim’s bed.

There were no signs of forced entry. Police have ruled out robbery-cum-murder as nothing was believed to have been stolen except for the victim’s mobile phone.

Police also seized the boyfriend’s mobile phone and a pair of slippers believed to have been in use during the killing.

“We have picked up the boyfriend to assist us on our probe. Two other men – a Vietnamese, 25, and an Indonesian, 28 – were also arrested pending remand.

“They were detained by police as they were at the scene at the time of the incident,” Supt Mohamad Roy said.

The body was sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a post-mortem.

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

crime , murder , Myanmar , refugee

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