Malaysian man 'stabbed to death' by jealous wife

The woman is in remand for six days from today for murder and face the death sentence upon conviction.
The woman is in remand for six days from today for murder and face the death sentence upon conviction.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

MUAR  (BERNAMA) - Malaysian police have detained a 17-year-old woman for allegedly stabbing her husband to death out of jealousy on Saturday (Oct 14) when he failed to go home for two days.

Muar district police chief ACP Zaharudin Rasip said Mohd Firdaus Md Salehuddin, 28, died in the 2pm incident after he was allegedly stabbed by his wife, following a misunderstanding.

When police arrived, the victim was sprawled in the living room and the suspect was also there.

Police detained the suspect and also seized a knife, he told a media conference on Sunday.

He said the house occupied by the couple belonged to the victim's employer, who had turned the place into a store and transit home for employees.

According to  Zaharudin, the victim worked as a shop assistant at a chicken stall, while the wife was not employed but often helped out at the stall.

The couple married about five months ago.

The woman is in remand for six days from today for murder and face the death sentence upon conviction.