Murder-suicide victim dies, Ipoh cops confirm identity

IPOH: The victim in the murder-suicide incident at Jalan Mohamed Naseh in Housing Trust here on Thursday (Aug 18) has died due to a stab wound to the neck.

Acting Perak police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Azizi Mat Aris said a post-mortem conducted at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital on Friday (Aug 19) morning confirmed that the victim, Phang Swee Peng, 67, died from the injury.

"He also had some wounds on the face," he said.

DCP Azizi said police investigations had found that the victim's 69-year-old brother, identified as Meng Fai, had a dispute with him over the inheritance of the house they were staying in.

"The arguments were only between them and did not involved any other family members," he added.

On Thursday, at about 10am, Meng Fai, a taxi driver, and Swee Peng had a heated argument in their home, which led to them fighting.

Swee Peng was found covered in blood in the kitchen while Meng Fai was found dead outside the house.

The police are investigating the matter under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

Those suffering from problems can reach out to the Mental Health Psychosocial Support Service at 03-2935 9935 or 014-322 3392; Talian Kasih at 15999 or 019-261 5999; Jakim’s (Department of Islamic Development Malaysia) family, social and community care centre at 0111-959 8214; and Befrienders Kuala Lumpur at 03-7627 2929 or go to for a full list of numbers nationwide and operating hours, or email

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