01/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Karaoke Killing: Enraged Audience Kills Man For 'Hogging The Microphone'

A 23-year-old Malaysian man was killed on Thursday night after reportedly enraging other customers who felt that he "hogged the microphone" at what Malaysia's Star Online described as "a coffeeshop-cum-karaoke outlet" in the town of Sandakan, on the island of Borneo.

The Guardian's Ian MacKinnon adds some regional context:

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