Kuala Lumpur police are hunting for two Sri Lankan suspects in connection with the murders of three of their fellow countrymen at a shophouse in Sentul.
The victims, two of whom were tenants at the shophouse and the third who was the son of the married couple who lived on the second floor, were found with their hands tied and their heads covered with plastic bags.
Police believe that the two suspects, who are supposedly from Klang, planned the murders, but the motive is still under investigation.
The married couple have been remanded for seven days to assist in the investigation, and all the bodies have been sent to the National Institute of Forensic Medicine, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, for post-mortem.
This case highlights the presence of a Sri Lankan community in Malaysia. While the exact size of this community is unknown, it is estimated to be in the tens of thousands. Sri Lankans have been migrating to Malaysia for many years, and they work in a variety of sectors, including construction, manufacturing, and the service industry.
The Sri Lankan community in Malaysia is well-integrated into Malaysian society, and they contribute to the country’s economy and culture. However, this case also shows that some Sri Lankans in Malaysia may be involved in crime.
It is important to note that this is an isolated incident, and it should not be used to generalize about the Sri Lankan community in Malaysia. The vast majority of Sri Lankans in Malaysia are law-abiding citizens who are making a positive contribution to the country.