MALAYSIA - When 15 men armed with pistols and parangs stormed the staff quarters at a farm in Malacca at 2am on Tuesday, the workers thought they were only out to rob them.
But the intruders not only robbed them of belongings worth RM8,000 (S$3,110), they also bundled 30 cows from the farm into a lorry and fled.
The workers' belongings included mobile phones and cash.
A Nepali worker, known only as Rakesh, 38, said the armed men warned them not to raise the alarm, Malaysia's The Star reported.
"We thought they came just to steal our belongings but they wanted the livestock too."
He said he and a 40-year-old fellow worker were injured after the robbers tied them up with nylon ropes. Said Mr Rakesh: "It was terrifying. The robbers were aggressive and we dared not fight back."
The farm incurred a loss of about RM75,000.
Mr Rakesh said they somehow managed to break free and sought help from the neighbours.
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