A Malaysian restaurant owner in New York was left brain dead after he was badly wounded in a suspected racial attack.
According to the New York Post, 60-year-old Ng Thang Kheong was attacked at his restaurant on Jan 15, at 5.15pm.
The attacker was identified as 34-year-old Arthur Martunovich (photo above).
Ng, who was born in Johor, was pronounced brain dead by the NYU Langone Medical Centre.
A restaurant employee, 34-year-old chef Fufai Pun, died from his injuries while 50-year-old restaurant manager Tsz Mat Pun is in critical condition.
Martunovich, who attacked those in the restaurant with a hammer, fled the scene but was tracked down by police shortly after.
The report said a law enforcement officer had indicated that Martunovich had "problems with Asian men".
He has been charged with murder, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
Wisma Putra, when contacted, said it is verifying the incident with its mission in the US.