The chairman of a Taiwanese shoe company based in the southern province of Binh Duong died on Saturday, five days after a knife attack by his Chinese subordinate over a dispute at work.
The family of Chen Ming Hsiung, chairman of Kingmaker Company, was taking him to his hometown in Taiwan but he succumbed to the serious injuries on the way, local media reported on Sunday.
Hsiung, 63, was rushed to Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, near Binh Duong, in a coma on April 12 after being attacked by Li Me You, 45, the company’s warehouse manager.
A quarrel occurred after Hsiung reportedly questioned You, a Chinese national, over shoes missing from the warehouse.
You reportedly whipped out a knife and attacked the Taiwanese boss, leaving several injuries in his head.
A file photo shows the site where Li Me You attacking Kingmaker chairman Chen Ming Hsiung and two others on April 12, 2016.
The Chinese man also stabbed chief accountant Liu Su Ching, 63, and maintenance technician Chang Tao Chen, 58, as these two men tried to stop the attack. The two Taiwanese victims are now recovering after being treated at Cho Ray Hospital.
You has been arrested pending an investigation.
Kingmaker Company, located in Binh Duong’s Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park, is still operating as usual with 10,000 workers.