Johor Baru (The Star/ANN) - A warden with Singapore's Changi Prison died after he was ambushed and stabbed outside a pub in Johor Baru.
The 43-year-old man, identified only as Ravi, and a friend were attacked when they exited a popular entertainment outlet along Jalan Melodies Merah in Taman Melodies at around 5am on Sunday.
Ravi died after he was stabbed three times by several men who cornered him and his friend M. Gunaseelan, 29,
Gunaseelan, who managed to escape, said they tried to run in different directions upon seeing the men armed with knives coming towards them.
He said two men chased and punched him while the others went after Ravi and stabbed him.
"I threw my wallet with 700 ringgit (US$222) inside at them and asked them not to hurt me further," said Gunaseelan, who works as a baker in Singapore.
"When I turned to look at Ravi, he was already lifeless," he said.
He added that Ravi, a Singapore permanent resident, left behind a 39-year-old wife and a three-year-old daughter.
Johor Baru South Officer in Charge of Police District Assistant Commissioner Zainuddin Yaacob said the attack was a result of a misunderstanding after the victim brought beverages from outside into the entertainment premises.
He said an argument ensued, which led to a fight outside.