Kiwi injured in Kuala Lumpur attack

DEIDRE MUSSEN
Last updated 13:52 03/08/2014

Relevant offers

Asia

German prosecutors investigate teenager for shooting toy gun at Thai king Witnesses in human trafficking trial claim Immigration NZ has hung them out to dry Islamic militants withdraw after storming school and taking hostages in the Philippines Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy for US student released by North Korea US sends supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea Bali police employ scuba gear in hunt for Australian jail escapee Dried lizard penises sold as good luck charms in international fraud racket US man Otto Warmbier dies after returning home from being detained in North Korea Australian and three others break out of notorious Bali prison through water-filled tunnel Too hot to handle: Study shows Earth's killer heat waves worsening

A New Zealand man is in hospital in Malaysia with injuries suffered in attack in Kuala Lumpur, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed today.

A ministry spokesman said a consular representative of the New Zealand High Commission had been in contact with the man to check on his welfare.

''Consular staff will continue to provide updates and advice to the family of the New Zealander.''

He said the man's family declined to comment publicly and asked for privacy.

Reports surfaced yesterday in Malaysian online media, which stated a 47-year-old Kiwi tourist was slashed by a taxi driver following an argument about a woman in a hotel room in Jalan Changkak, Bukit Bintang on Friday.

The reports said the tourist, a beekeeper from New Zealand, suffered cuts on his face and neck in the 12.30am incident.

It quoted Kuala Lumpur police stating the victim managed to escape the room and seek help.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content