Miri: Two Indonesian men - a Sambas and a Bugis - were killed while three others were injured in a fight between two groups of plantation workers at Camp 6 of an oil palm plantation in Lapok in Baram district around 1.30am yesterday.
The fight was believed to have started from a misunderstanding between the two ethnic groups.
According to sources, more than 50 Indonesians from the two ethnic groups were believed involved in the fight, during which the workers were armed with sharp objects like parang and iron rods.
The two dead are Kelleng Asmi, 27, a Sambas and Tindang Soro, 29, a Bugis.
Both bodies were brought to Miri Hospital for postmortems.
The three injured have been warded in Miri Hospital under police guard. Baram police chief, Supt Abu Bakar Mohktar, when contacted yesterday confirmed the incident.
"We are on our way to the scene to investigate the suspects involved in the incident," he said.
The case is being probed under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
Meanwhile in the RM1.35 million robbery heist at Km8 Beluru-Lapok Road on Nov 6, investigation officer Inspector Mohd Roslan said three Indian nationals had been released: two released Saturday while the third yesterday. The driver is still under remand for further investigation.
Mohd Roslan revealed that the police team from Bukit Aman was using a lie detector to help in their investigation.--Courtesy of The Borneo Post Online