A husband stabbed his hairdresser wife at her workplace at a shopping complex in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, on Wednesday.
The 39-year-old woman is now being treated at the hospital for stab wounds on her body and left arm.
She is said to have argued with the 50-year-old suspect in the morning before the incident.
It is believed that the man suspected his wife of cheating on him and had gone to confront her.
Kota Kinabalu acting police chief Deputy Superintendent Yong Thien Foh said that according to witnesses, the victim ran into the shop, screaming for help. She was being chased by the suspect, who was holding a red plastic bag.
He told The Star: "A scuffle broke out and the suspect stabbed the woman using a knife that was in the red plastic bag he was holding." The man fled the scene, but was arrested soon after a police report was filed.
DSP Yong said the man confessed to stabbing his wife and is now under police detention.
The weapon believed to have been used has been recovered.
Investigations revealed that the victim, who is a Filipino refugee card holder, had left her house on Tuesday due to relationship issues with her husband.
This article was first published on November 27, 2015.
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