A man in Segamat, Johor was killed after he asked a workmate to lower his voice while talking on the phone
The Star reported that around 10.55pm on Tuesday, 3 November, a 44-year-old Bangladesh national told off his Indonesian workmate for talking loudly on the phone and disturbing their sleep in a workers' enclave.
Police said that the exchange led to a fight where the Indonesian man gathered some people to attack the victim and his friends.
The brawl escalated and a suspect got into a car and rammed the victim head-on.
Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay told Sinar Harian, “The fight was witnessed by members of the public before they decided to call the police."
"When the police arrived, a 30-year-old Bangladesh national had been stabbed while another 44-year-old victim had died at the scene after being run over by a car," he added.
Meanwhile, another victim also had a rock thrown at his head.
The suspects, including seven Indonesian nationals and one Myanmar national, are now under remand until 8 November
Berita Harian reported that the suspects are between the ages of 29 and 53. They have been apprehended by the police to assist in investigations.
Authorities are still on the hunt for the main suspect known as Amir, a 25-year-old man from Indonesia. He is believed to be the one who drove the car which killed the victim.
The case is currently investigated under Section 302 and Section 324 of the Penal Code.
Members of the public with information on the case are urged to reach out to ASP Norisyah Abdul Rahim at +607-9312222 or come forward to any nearby police stations.