A Vietnamese man was found dead with multiple stab wounds at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur where he had reportedly spent the night with a local man and had a fight with him.
The Star on Saturday said the 23-year-old Vietnamese national was found naked on the first floor of the hotel at around 6 a.m., and that police then arrested a 44-year-old man in their room on the fourth floor.
"There were pills which are believed to be sexual stimulants scattered all over the room, and the man was incoherent," Mohan Singh, Officer in Charge of Police District of Cheras in the capital city's outskirts, said at a press conference.
Singh said there was another knife in the room, in addition to the one found next to the Vietnamese victim, who had been stabbed on the front and back of his torso.
He said the Vietnamese had entered the country on a tourist visa around three days earlier, and that his body had been sent to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center for forensic tests.
Police investigations showed the two men had checked into the hotel room on Friday afternoon, before people heard them fighting and saw the Vietnamese man dash out, covered in blood.
Singh said the suspect worked as a tour guide.
"We have yet to establish motive or the relationship between the suspect and victim as the suspect has been unresponsive."
He said the suspect, who will be detained pending the conclusion of the investigation, was also sent to the medical center to determine if he was high on drugs at the time of the murder.
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