Man killed during drunken brawl in JB, eight nabbed


JOHOR BARU: A drunken brawl between a group of foreign workers led to the death of a man.

Seri Alam OCPD Supt Mohd Sohaimi Ishak said police received public information about a fight involving foreigners at a shophouse in Taman Desa Cemerlang near Ulu Tiram here at 11.14pm on Sunday (April 2) night.

“Based on such information, police immediately went to the scene and made eight arrests, including a female, at 11.45pm. The suspects were aged between 22 and 51,” he said here on Monday (April 3).

Supt Mohd Sohaimi added that police also seized three liquor bottles, two blood-stained shirts and two blood-stained pants, a bed sheet and a face mask at the scene.

He said the initial investigation found that several suspects were intoxicated, which then led to the brawl.

“During the fight, a 32-year-old male died after being stabbed with a sharp object on his left chest while another 31-year-old male victim received cuts on his right arm.

“The deceased and the other victim have been sent to Hospital Sultan Ismail for a postmortem and medical treatment respectively,” he said, adding that all suspects were being remanded until April 6 to help with the investigation.

Supt Mohd Sohaimi also said that police were looking for one more suspect, identified as 41-year-old Myanmar national Myint Hlaing, to assist with the investigation classified under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

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