Malaysian Murders His Boss At Their Office After Being Fired For The Second Time

Police arrived to find that the suspect had slashed himself with a knife.

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A Malaysian man murdered his former employer with a kitchen knife at their office in Singapore on 11 March

International Furniture Centre in Sungei Kadut Loop.

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Yu Jinman was notified by his boss, a 30-year-old man named Lin Xinjie, that he was being relieved of his position in online retail company Jiji Singapore, China Press reported.

Angered by the news, the 23-year-old returned to the office during lunch hour and stabbed his former boss repeatedly with a kitchen knife

Lin attempted to defend himself with a small knife before succumbing to his injuries.

Since other employees had gone for their lunch break, Jili's other director, Lucas Li Mingqiao, was the only one to rush to the scene to help.

Yu severely injured him as a result.

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Police arrived to find that Yu had slashed himself with the knife, but was still breathing

Lin, who was lying in a pool of his own blood, was pronounced dead by a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) paramedic at the scene, AsiaOne reported.

The suspect and Lucas were rushed to the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) for treatment.

Lin's father revealed that the Malaysian suspect had been working for the company for five years, and that it was actually his second time being fired

"When he was fired the first time, he pleaded for a second chance and (Lin) gave in," the man told The Straits Times.

"But his poor work performance continued to affect the operations of the company and (Lin) decided to fire him the second time," he added, explaining that he frequently took leaves and skipped work without legitimate reasons.

Arrested for murder, Yu will be charged in court today, 13 March.

The murdered victim had started Jili in 2017, as well as eight other companies since 2011

The murder victim, Lin Xinjie.

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"Even though he is only 30 years old, his company already has about 40 employees and is growing steadily. If he was not sick or overseas, he would always be at the office, even on the weekends," his father said.

Jiji Singapore posted on its website and Facebook account yesterday that it will be closed until further notice, and that its store pick-up, delivery service, and showroom would also be ceasing operations.

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