KUALA LUMPUR - Two men, who are in critical condition after being robbed by two Africans, were negotiating a watch and handbag deal before the incident.
Wangsa Maju acting OCPD Deputy Supt A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said investigations revealed that the Malaysian man and Hong Kong national were supposed to meet several prospective watch and handbag dealers.
"They told us that they brought a bag containing US$100,000 (S$125,000) to seal the deal," he said yesterday.
"They met the Africans at the hotel but were ambushed when they entered the hotel room," he added.
DSP Asmadi said the Africans pulled out parang and a scuffle ensued.
Chin Kha Foo, 40, the Malaysian, and David Chi Keung, 34, are being treated at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
It was reported yesterday that they were in critical condition after being slashed by the Africans at a hotel here.
DSP Asmadi said they were on the hunt for the two men, believed to be part of a robbery syndicate.
"Police have alerted their counterparts to be on the lookout for the suspects at exit points," he said.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or visit the nearest police station.