The Police head office in South Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Photo: Google Maps

Police have arrested two Myanmar men after their Malaysian Chinese female employer was abducted and killed in Johor last Friday.

A third man, from Indonesia, allegedly involved in the murder was reportedly still on the run.

The victim was identified as Goh Geok Leng, 43, a mother of two girls and a boy. She was the proprietor of a company that sells lorries in Kampung Sri Purnama, Sin Chew Daily (Malaysia) reported on the weekend.

Goh’s employees reported her missing in the early afternoon on April 13. Seven hours later the woman’s body was found in a hole beneath a container on Jalan Sri Purnama 6, where a hostel for the company’s workers is located.

The woman was gagged with pieces of cloth and her neck was bruised. The post-mortem revealed that she had been hit by a blunt object on her head but her actual cause of death was suffocation.

Two Myanmar men on her staff, aged 20 and 39, were detained after the murder.

Preliminary inquiries suggested that the 39-year-old Myanmar suspect was the mastermind and that he wanted revenge for mistreatment from the boss.

Police were searching for the third suspect, who was only known to be an Indonesian national, according to South Johor district police chief Shahurinain Jais.

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