Malaysia: ‘Unbelievable’ Malaysia: Man caught on video beating woman, leaving her unconscious
By Peter Loeser Malaysia’s health minister has condemned the attack on a woman who was left unconscious in a shop by a man who reportedly was upset that her husband was not present to help with her medical problems.
Key points:Malaysia’s health ministry has condemned an attack on an elderly woman in a supermarket by a suspected domestic violence offender who later stabbed her in the faceThe woman, named locally as Zohra, is the first victim to be reported in the country since a wave of domestic violence in the past year swept across the nationThe woman was attacked on Saturday afternoon in a shopping mall in central Kuala Lumpur, police said.
Her husband was in the house at the time and did not intervene, police spokesperson Zulkifli Abdul Hamid told a news conference on Sunday.
Zohra was sitting on a bench when the man, who is believed to be her husband, allegedly kicked her in her face, causing her to fall and hit her head, Abdul Hamide said.
She was then attacked and stabbed in the back of the head, he said.
Zahra sustained serious injuries to her face and upper body, but she is in a stable condition.
She has been released from hospital.
The woman has been identified locally as Haji Zohrasi, who has been living in the Philippines.
Police have been trying to identify her since the attack.
The suspect is described as a middle-aged Asian man in his 50s with a short beard and long, wavy hair, police spokeswoman Zulkin Abdul Hamido said.
Police are now asking people who have information to call police.
“We are investigating this as a crime against women.
It is a serious crime,” Abdul Hamida said.”
I am confident that we will find the man responsible and bring him to justice,” he added.
Police said they were treating the attack as a murder-suicide.
Zehra’s brother told local media that her brother had worked as a driver for the company that owns the shopping mall and had recently moved back to Kuala Lumpur from Manila.
The incident comes as the country prepares to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Singapore on Saturday.
The Commonwealth Heads will meet from 14 to 17 February, including Malaysia, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.