MEMBAKUT: A 52-year-old rubber tapper, an Indonesian national with permanent resident status, was picked up by police after an altercation with his local wife, on Friday morning.
The man was believed to have picked a fight with his 45-year-old wife after suspecting that she was having an affair with someone via Facebook.
Deputy Superintendent Azmir Razak, the Beaufort police chief said the woman was slashed on her shoulder and arm after the man attacked her with a parang.
DSP Azmir said a neighbour who heard the fight went to check and saw the man attacking his wife.
“The suspect then left and the neighbour alerted the police and ambulance,” he said when contacted.
DSP Azmir said the suspect was apprehended not long after the incident, while the woman was sent to the hospital where she received several stitches for her slash wounds.
A parang was recovered at the scene of the attack.
In KOTA KINABALU, police do not suspect any foul play after a 50-year-old man was found dead on the side of a road at Sepanggar near here Friday night.
Assistant Commissioner Chandra Muthu said, the man, identified as Robert Liew Tak Nam had thyroid and heart-related diseases, and was taking medication every month from the Queen Elizabeth hospital here.
Liew was certified dead by paramedics from the Likas Women and Children’s hospital, shortly after police were alerted by members of the public who spotted the body lying motionless at about 8pm.
He added that there was no foul play involved and that the body was sent to hospital for a post-mortem.