Melaka Tengah Police Station, Malacca, Malaysia. Photo: Google Maps

A 32-year-old Filipino migrant worker who was in his last month of working in Malacca, Malaysia, before marrying his girlfriend in the Philippines next month has reportedly had his plans thrown into chaos by a major burglary.

The culprits stole more than 20,000 ringgit (US$5,075) worth of cash and valuables from him and three compatriots at their workers’ hostel.

The 32-year-old groom-to-be had been working as a salesman in Dataran Pahlawan, a popular mega-mall in Bandar Hilir, Malacca, for two years to save enough money for his upcoming wedding, Sin Chew Daily (Malaysia) reported.

At 10pm on February 4, when the salesman and three compatriots returned to their hostel, they were shocked to find the back door broken open. Their rooms had all been ransacked by burglars looking for loot.

The husband-to-be reportedly lost 8,000 ringgit in cash and 4,000 ringgit worth of watches, chocolates and other gifts that had been packed in a suitcase with a combination lock.

Another victim lost 3,000 ringgit in cash and a laptop with an estimated value of around 3,000 ringgit, while the others lost around 2,000 ringgit worth of valuables.

The four Filipinos reported the burglary to police, but no suspects have been identified yet.

Asia Times Financial is now live. Linking accurate news, insightful analysis and local knowledge with the ATF China Bond 50 Index, the world's first benchmark cross sector Chinese Bond Indices. Read ATF now.