Civil servant attacks supervisor with machete

The suspect’s machete that he used in his attempt of attacking the victim.

LIMBANG: A 31-year-old male civil servant has attempted to attacked his colleague and supervisor with a machete at their office here yesterday afternoon due to a dispute over his received annual work performance appraisal (SKT).

According to Limbang Police Superintendent, Mohd Bukhori Saffai, the victim a 34-year-old woman was confronted by the suspect armed with a machete at 2.15pm yesterday.

Before the incident, the suspect had called out the victim for a discussion, but as she was reluctant, he attempted to attack the victim with the machete. His attack was blocked by other colleagues.

“Initial investigations found that the suspect was unhappy with the victim who was a supervisor because he did not receive the SKT marks that he wanted, and thus had downgraded him.

“Before the incident, there was a misunderstanding between the victim and the suspect in relation to this work issue but was resolved internally,” he said.

He added that based on the victim’s information, the suspect was a hot-headed individual and did not receive any reprimand for previous disputes.

The suspect was arrested in a house at Jalan Buangsiol at 12:35 pm yesterday.

His remand application will be filed at the Limbang Magistrate’s Court today for further action under Section 5o6 of the Penal Code.

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