A Singaporean man is wanted for the alleged murder of his wife's lover in Malaysia.
The man is believed to have stabbed the Chinese national, who had previously worked in Singapore, in the wee hours of on Sunday morning in Pahang. The 32-year-old later died of his injuries.
Revealing the facts of the incident to The Straits Times, Senior Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zakaria Ahmad, officer- in-charge of criminal investigation in Pahang, said: "It was a quarrel between the suspect, his wife and his wife's lover. The suspect stabbed the victim and the wife... It's a straightforward case. The motive is jealousy."
The incident happened at 48, Taman Mawar Indah in the sub- district of Triang at about 3am.
He told The Straits Times that details of the Singaporean man cannot be revealed due to ongoing investigations, and that police here have been notified.
The wife, a 33-year-old Malaysian, suffered slash wounds to her head and back. She was warded at Hospital Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah and is in a stable condition, he added.
Both the wife and her lover were taken to a clinic first. The lover was pronounced dead at about 7am.
The couple, who lived in Singapore, have two children and are going through a divorce.
Shin Min Daily News reported that the Singaporean is a taxi driver who drove overnight to the district to confront his wife about her lover.
It added that when the man arrived at the Malaysia home belonging to him and his wife, the Chinese national was bare- bodied, and he and the wife were alone in the room together.
The man allegedly stabbed the lover first. His wife escaped after a few slashes and locked herself in a room. He then fled the scene.
It is not known whether the murder weapon, believed to be a knife, has been found.
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