The District Police office in Kota Tinggi in Johor, Malaysia. Photo: Google Maps

Malaysian police have appealed to the public for more information in regard to the murder of an Indonesian man who was found dead on Sunday night by a colleague in a plantation in Johor.

An employee found the body of a man later identified as Rizal Muhamad, 38, in a water retention pond at Ladang Kambau in Kota Tinggi at 10.30pm on November 4, the Malay Mail reported.

Muhamad, who was a permanent resident in Malaysia, was on the staff at the plantation where he was killed.

Preliminary police inquiries suggest the victim was murdered as his body had multiple stab wounds in the back and abdomen, as well as numerous cuts on his eyebrows, neck, shoulders, hands and elsewhere.

An autopsy will be conducted at a hospital for further information for investigators.

Meanwhile, the Johor Criminal Investigation Department appealed to the public to come forward with any information that could be tied to the man’s murder.

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