MIRI – A farmer was slashed on the head for making fun of a dish made from
lizard meat at the Sabang Long House in Sungai Sawai, Suai, Niah here yesterday.
Miri police chief ACP Khoo Leng Huat said the incident occurred about 9 am
while the victim, aged 40, was drinking liquor with a 32-year-old friend at the
The friend had served the lizard meat, but the victim made fun of the dish
and this angered the suspect, who then slashed the victim on the head with a
machete, he said in a statement here today.
He said the victim was sent to a hospital where he was given out-patient
Police arrested the suspect about 5.30 pm yesterday and also seized a
machete, he added.