A 46-year-old housewife and her husband's girlfriend got into a scuffle in front of patients at the ward of a private hospital in Subang Jaya, reported Harian Metro.
In the 9.45pm incident on Tuesday, the 51-year-old husband had brought his girlfriend, who is in her 30s, to see a relative being treated at the hospital but ran into his wife, who was visiting at the same time.
Police sources said the man, who is retired from the army, has had other affairs before.
"Overcome by anger, the wife then began scolding the girlfriend.
"The two women not only shouted at each other but threw punches and were pulling at each other's hair," said the sources.
It is understood that during the fight, the man hit the wife in the face with her shoe, causing her to bleed.
The wife received two stitches for her facial wound and later lodged a police report.
The Malay tabloid also highlighted a case in Bertam Ulu, Malacca, in which a man savagely mutilated his wife's private part with a knife after hearing "voices" telling him that she was having an affair.
The husband, an army sergeant, attacked the woman while she was cooking at around 10am on Tuesday.
The wife, who is a nurse, was in pain and bleeding for 30 minutes in front of their four-year-old child before she was sent in an ambulance to hospital.
She received more than nine stitches to her private part at the hospital.
The man, who did not resist when authorities came to the house, had offered to send her to hospital but she refused.
Speaking to reporters, the nurse said she had noticed her husband behaving strangely and that last week, he had tried to strangle her twice.
-The Star/Asia News Network