Anorak News | Police Log: Malaysian Man Beaten To Death To Stop Him Smoking

Police Log: Malaysian Man Beaten To Death To Stop Him Smoking

by | 4th, October 2008

POLICE Log: Anorak’s Look At Crime In The News…

TO Malaysia, where Mohamed Ibrahim Kader Mydin, 47, and his wife, Rosina Mydin Pillay, 41, are visiting the family to mark the end of Ramadan.

As the BBC puts it, in one of the best opening lines of the year:

A Malaysian couple have been beaten to death by four close family members in a ritual apparently intended to help one of them stop smoking, police have said.

To the family get together.

“Ku Chin Wah, the head of the police crime investigation department in the capital, said the attack had taken place…” when a “23-year-old male relative suggested the couple undergo a ritual which involved all family members joining forces to beat up the couple to rid them of their ailments”.

Sounds good. The NHS is listening. How hard to you have to beat fat people..?

Mohamed Ibrahim was seeking help to stop his smoking habit, while his wife was suffering from asthma and a liver ailment, Mr Ku said.

As a result, Mr Mydin has stopped smoking and his wife’s liver is stable…


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