SUNGAI BULOH (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian police have arrested a 43-year-old Indonesian national who hired a former policeman and two other men to kill a countryman who had tried to seduce the Indonesian's wife.
The main suspect allegedly paid the trio RM1,200 (S$384) each to carry out the murder, police said.
The victim, in his 20s, was killed after he was attacked with a parang tied to a wooden pole and stabbed through a window that was pried open, Sungai Buloh OCPD Superintendent Abdul Aziz Awang Darus said on Monday (Dec 5).
He said the victim was asleep when he was attacked in his home in Kampung Melayu Subang near Sungai Buloh at about 2.30am on Nov 28. The victim's wife heard him screaming and saw a parang stabbed into his stomach, the policeman said.
"The parang was tied to a long pole which was pushed in through an open window. The suspects fled when the wife reached for the pole.
"The wife took her husband to Sungai Buloh Hospital for treatment before she lodged a report," the policeman said, adding that the victim died two days later.
Supt Abdul Aziz said police arrested four suspects, aged between 28 and 56, in separate raids over the next two days. Police also seized the pole that was used in the murder, a Proton Gen 2 and several handphones.