JOHOR BARU - Customers and workers at a petrol station at Taman Tampoi Indah here were horrified when they saw a man covered in blood being chased by a parang-wielding man.
The victim, believed to be in his late 30s, was holding his bleeding left arm, as he ran towards the station's entrance.
He fell at the main door in the 9.40pm incident on Monday.
It is said that the workers at the station had overheard an argument before the victim ran towards the station.
When the victim fell, the attacker crossed Jalan Skudai on foot and fled, still holding the parang.
Johor Baru (North) acting deputy OCPD Supt Beh Eng Lai said the suspect used the overhead bridge to cross the busy road.
The victim, who was slashed on the left wrist, was sent to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital and is reported to be in a stable condition.
Supt Beh said the victim was intoxicated at the time and did not carry any identification documents on him.
"The victim even forgot his own name," he said, adding that police had ruled out robbery as the motive for the attack because the victim did not carry any valuables.
He urged those with information on the case to contact the state police hotline at 07-221-2999 or the nearest police station.