Close call for Myanmar man stabbed and flung into sea

GEORGE TOWN - A Myanmar national miraculously survived after being repeatedly stabbed in the abdomen before he was tossed into the sea.

It is believed that the victim, in his 20s, was relaxing by the Tan Jetty at Weld Quay by himself when two men assaulted him with a knife, which was also recovered from the scene.

He managed to swim back to shore, even though part of his intestines were jutting out of his abdomen, and cried out for help.

He was then rushed to the Penang Hospital for treatment in the 10pm incident on Saturday.

George Town deputy OCPD Supt Ismail Toh Paduka Idris said the victim was without any identification documents.

"He is still in critical condition and the doctor has to operate on him.

"We have yet to record any statement from him," said Supt Ismail, who added that the case was being investigated under Section 326 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing grievous hurt with dangerous weapons.

"We're still investigating the motive behind the attack.

"There are no other leads so far," he said.