KUANTAN: Angry over losing money in a gambling game, a man hired two men to rob and slash a trader at a house in Lorong Galing 34, Jalan Haji Ahmad here Tuesday.
The 49-year-old victim, who suffered a slightinjury to his body after being attacked with a machete by two men, contacted the police at 2am, said Pahang CID chief ACP T Narenasagaran.
He said the police arrested a 34-year-old man, who had earlier played a gambling game with the victim at an entertainment outlet here, in connection with the attack and attempted robbery.
Following the arrest, the police picked up two men aged 22 and 28, he told reporters here yesterday.
Narenasagaran said the police also arrested six Thai women and a Malaysian woman, aged between 32 and 45 for gambling at a house in Lorong Air Putih 6 here at 2.30pm on Tuesday. — Bernama