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Three arrested over murder of Japanese jeweler in Malaysia

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Three men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Japanese businessman in a hotel room, Malaysia's Star newspaper reported Friday. Ampang Assistant Commissioner Amiruddin said the three suspects, identified by police only as Africans, had been arrested at a nearby house following a tip-off.

The murdered man was found bound and gagged along with another Japanese man in their hotel room in the Ampang district near Kuala Lumpur on Monday afternoon. The dead man had been beaten about the head, while the second man was taken to hospital with minor injuries. He was discharged from hospital on Thursday, police said.

The Star reported that the Japanese men, both in their 50s, are believed to be jewelers who arrived in Malaysia on a business trip on Aug 20.

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Not too sure what some14?? wants to say, but anyway, what bad way to die and in such a beautiful place like Malaysia?? RIP dead Japanese guy, jeweler or not.

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I am here to advocate to all Japanese business people and tourists.

Use all precautions and stay alert when you are in different countries.

I have rescued many young girls under 25 who were roaming around after 9 pm in my city that is relatively safer than other big cities. They were all easy and good targets for criminals. These Japanese have been spoiled in "Peace Boke" of Japan. Remember your common sense in Japan may NOT fly in other countries.

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are believed to be jewelers

and i am free to believe they were not jewelers.

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:) These 3 got some good stuff coming for them in Malaysia. Capital punishment in Malaysia applies to murder. Nice because if they committed this heinous crime, this is just judgement.

I lived in KL few years ago, Was pretty ok place. Nice food!

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Sounds like a hired hit, possibly random. They were probably followed from the airport. Spotting the Japanese businessman is not so difficult. Causing a crime in Malaysia is.

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Many Africans, legal or otherwise, selling watches around the suburbs of KL.

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I doubt if their watches come from respectable Japanese businessmen.

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I'll give up with you...

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Having lived in Malaysia and by and large enjoying it, I would have to say that many parts of Malaysia, and in particular many parts of the Klang Valley (which Kuala Lumpur is part of) are not safe. Many friends of mine were robbed at machette point and a couple of years back a associate of mine was murdered and robbed by knife welding robbers.

Also my experiece in Malaysia is to blame foriegners for most crime, so maybe it was africans but I wouldn't be so sure.

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I understand well what some14some said. That issue reminds me a story like that, that happened some months ago. Some "japanese tourists" were shot dead by their evil Thai guide.

That was the way the crime was reported in japanese press. At the same time, a Thai newspaper in english gave more details. The men were yakuzas, assassinated by thai shotmen on a dead warrant launched by their former godfather they betrailed in a way or in another. The story was totaly different. It took almost a week for the japanese press to dare to give some more details about this case that was NOT the story of poor japanese tourists cowardly killed by their so-trusted thai guide, but a totally criminal affair where, by the way, the guide was maybe a tool that didn't shot anybody.

Beware to what is said when some talk about a "poor tourist" or a "simple businessman" randomly assassinated by a cruel indigenous robber. The same about these "salarymen" coming back from abroad, who claim their wallet was stollen after they were drugged in a bar, while in fact they have been, often, pickpocked by a prostitute they had any good time with. That's one more reality of japanese, the habit to turn themselves in victims while being somehow guilty of somthing that failed.

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That's one more reality of japanese, the habit to turn themselves in victims while being somehow guilty of somthing that failed

These men have been killed, and you have already estabilished that it's probable that they weren't the victims but the guilties based on their japanese nationality. Great. =_=

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These men have been killed

Just one of them has been killed, sorry my mistake. RIP.

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These men have been killed, and you have already estabilished that it's probable that they weren't the victims but the guilties based on their japanese nationality. Great. =_=

Where did I pretended such a thing ? I just said not always but very often, japanese claim they are victims although they are in a way the cause of the problem they end to be the victims. If you have problems to read english, please, avoid jumping to conclusions so fast (and to extract a sentence from its context to make it tell what it is not telling).

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More about this case: http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110826p2g00m0dm004000c.html

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Where did I pretended such a thing ? I just said not always but very often, japanese claim they are victims although they are in a way the cause of the problem they end to be the victims.

I don't think this is just a japanese thing. Stuff like this could happen with people of every nationality, and if you don't understand that generalizations are wrong and immoral, it's just your problem.

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Only Africans? No locals?

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