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Newsline: Myanmar embassy in Malaysia seeks compensation for murdered migrant workers

The Myanmar embassy in Malaysia is seeking to negotiate compensation for the families of five murdered migrant workers, an official said. The men were among a group walking home from a factory in Seri Serdang Industrial Park, a quiet suburb on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, when a knife-wielding gang attacked them on January 5. Four of the men were killed on the spot, while a fifth died of stab wounds in the hospital. Two workers who were in critical condition have since recovered, an embassy official confirmed. “Now, we are negotiating in order to secure a suitable compensation for the families of the victims,” the embassy’s first secretary U Tin Win Aung told The Myanmar Times. He added that the embassy has asked the owner of the electronics factory where the victims had worked to ensure the protection of the other 25 Myanmar labourers employed there. Following the attack, the government said it sent out a safety warning to Myanmar citizens in Malaysia.



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