Man found dead with throat slit, 17th such case in Penang so far

In the past ten months, 16 victims have been found dead with their throats slit in Penang. 

On Saturday night (Oct 25), that number went up by one, when the decomposed remains of a man was found near a housing project in Tiga Kongsi, Simpang Ampat.

Sixteen other Myanmar nationals were killed in a similar manner in Penang this year, reported The Malay Mail Online.

The latest victim is also believed to be a foreigner.

His throat was slit, and he also sustained four deep wounds on his head.

In all the cases, the victims are believed to have been killed elsewhere, before their bodies were dumped in a remote area, with no documents on them. 

Police say murders not related to communal clashes

Despite the similarities in the latest case and previous cases, Penang police chief senior DCP Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said the murders were not related to religious and ethnic strife in their Myanmar.

"There is nothing to indicate such cases were related to communal clashes in their country," he said. 

"Nevertheless, we will continue to look into these cases to establish the motive for the multiple murders."

No arrests have been made in connection with the murders which began in January, but several knives have been recovered.

Source: The Malay Mail Online