According to The Star Online, an Australian lawyer, Bhishma Digpaul, 38, who was traveling alone, was stabbed several times by a number of locals in a bar in Kuala Lumpur on Friday (October 4), only to be rushed to a nearby hospital and to later have succumbed from his injuries.
Diagpaul, who was severely intoxicated, approached a woman in the bar, which infuriated the woman's boyfriend and led to a confrontation and a fight with upwards of five persons involved in the attack.
COMMENT: According to authorities, the victim was born in Mauritania and held dual citizenship in Australia. He suffered eight stab wounds, which punctured his lungs.
The incident was a grim reminder of a similar case in July, which led to the death of a 51-year-old US businnessman in Thailand.
The victim, Georgia-based Bobby Carter, and his adult son were involved in an argument with music band members of a local bar in Krabi. The duo was stabbed with steel rods. Carter died on his way to hospital and his son received serious injuries. The accused musicians were arrested.
Unfortunately, the victims in both cases died because they failed to adhere to instructions from bar managers and because they were severely intoxicated. Thus, moderate drinking is essential to maintaining one's personal safety.