Cabby stabbed to death at traffic junction in Malaysia

Cabby stabbed to death at traffic junction in Malaysia
A police forensics team investigating the scene of the crime that left Sudin dead at the Pasir Mas-Salor intersection in Kota Baru.
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KOTA BARU: A taxi driver was stabbed to death by a motorcyclist at a traffic light junction six months after surviving a similar attack.

Sudin Awang, 67, had stopped at the Jalan Pasir Mas-Salor intersection and was waiting for the light to turn green when a motorcyclist smashed his front and rear windows.

The attacker demanded Sudin get out of his taxi.

"After Sudin did as he was told, the motorcyclist stabbed him with a sharp object," Bernama quoted Kelantan Criminal Investigation Department chief ACP Ahmad Taufek Abdullah as saying.

Sudin, who was from Kampung Wakaf Lanas, Pasir Puteh, died on the spot in the incident which took place at about 2.30pm on Monday.

His body was sent to the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital.

Sudin was ferrying a passenger in his taxi, a female seated in the back seat who fled the scene during the attack.

Ahmad Taufek urged witnesses to contact the police.

Meanwhile, Astro Awani quoted Sudin's daughter Rosnani, 33, as saying that her father had been attacked by an unknown man about six months ago.

She said the man who was riding a motorcycle had tried and failed to break the taxi's window when he stopped at a traffic light near Balai Islam Lundang here.

"To my knowledge, my father had no enemies," she said when met at the hospital mortuary here, adding that she last met her father two days ago.

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