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Burmese Man Murders Girlfriend In George Town Flat Before Committing Suicide

Burmese Man Murders Girlfriend In George Town Flat Before Committing Suicide

The girlfriend was murdered in front of her colleague, who is also her housemate.

Fernando Fong

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In a bizarre case, a man murdered his girlfriend with a fruit knife before committing suicide.

The incident occurred at Taman Kilangin in Jalan Sungai in George Town on 29 September.

The two deceased were both Burmese nationals.

The female deceased, Khin Nyein, 30, lived on the 8th floor unit of the flat with a female colleague.

The neighbour of the deceased woman said in an interview with Sin Chew that he heard noises from outside the house at night.

When he opened the door, he saw the Burmese woman lying in the corridor.

I was going to step forward to help, but when I saw a Burmese man with a fruit knife coming towards me, I was scared and went back to my house.

A resident at Taman Kilangin recounting the crime scene.

He pointed out that the man put a bag in front of the woman’s house, then walked back and hugged the woman on the ground for a while.

The man then got up and jumped over the fence to commit suicide.

The bag was later taken away by police for investigation.

At the time of writing, bloodstains and broken flower pots were still on the corridor.

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What Causes Suicide In Malaysia?

According to the Psychiatry Services at the Ministry of Health Malaysia, possible risk factors for suicide in Malaysian society include:

  • Mental disorders
  • Depression
  • Emotional stress
  • Relationship problems
  • Anxiety
  • Poverty
  • Physical abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Drug abuse
  • Unemployment
  • Financial problems

In 2019, Malaysia recorded 5.8 per 100,000 population, with an estimated 1,841 suicide deaths.

The Malaysian suicide rate was the second highest amongst selected Muslim majority countries, in the middle range amongst ASEAN countries, and lower than all G7 countries except Italy.


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TEL: 603-79568145
E-MAIL: sam@befrienders.org.my
Available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

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