Chef who used to work in S'pore stabbed to death by Myanmar waiter in quarrel

The Star / ANN via The Straits Times
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017

An argument between a chef and a Myanmar waiter ended with the former being stabbed to death at a bakery outlet in Jalan Datuk Abdullah TahirĀ on Saturday.

Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Sulaiman Salleh identified the victim as a 32-year-old local man.

ACP Sulaiman said the argument was believed to have started when the victim chided the 26-year-old suspect for chatting too long with his girlfriend.

It is learnt that the suspect had allegedly stabbed the victim with a knife in the 11.50am incident.

"Initial investigation showed the murder took place in the kitchen of the bakery where the victim was stabbed in the stomach with a 14-inch knife,'' he said in a statement here.

ACP Sulaiman said the suspect fled the crime scene immediately after stabbing the victim and threw the knife into a pond near the area.

Police have launched a manhunt for the suspect.

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.