Penang murder: Another worker's body found with throat slit, stab wounds

His death was gruesome.

Someone had slit the Myanmar worker's throat. There were stab wounds on his chest, stomach and his wrist was injured.

His body was found in Penang yesterday (Nov 10) morning, making him the 20th Myanmar to be murdered in the state this year, Malaysian newspaper The Star reported.

The body of construction worker Hein Lat Kyaw, 34, was found in an oil palm estate by a passer-by who alerted the police.

Penang CID chief Senior Asst Comm Mazlan Kesah said investigations showed the latest incident was not linked to any of the 18 murder cases involving 20 Myanmmar nationals in the state.

“Other than the slit throat, there were also stab wounds on his chest, abdomen and buttocks, and injuries on his left wrist," he said.

“We believe the victim was killed elsewhere before he was dumped here. Our checks showed that he worked at a construction company... and more than one person was behind the killing.”

Bodies dumped

A knife sheath was found next to the body.

The growing number of Myanmars killed in Penang has caused anxiety among the community and Malaysians.

Many of the victims – a large number of them unidentified – were dumped at industrial areas.

Most of them were wrapped in a white cloth, bedsheet or sarong and left by the roadside.

Source: The Star