Malaysian police in Kuala Lumpur (Source: AFP/VNA)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy and expatriate community in Malaysia have raised enough funds to send the body of suicide victim Tran Thi Mai to Vietnam.

Mai cut herself using a knife at the waiting room of the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia on April 2. She died of blood loss the same day.

Before the incident, Mai, born in 1981 in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang, came to the embassy with a man to apply for a travel permit to return home.

The two argued at the embassy’s gate just before the woman entered the waiting room. The man was said to have been violent with Mai. Early reports showed he was a Vietnamese middleman, hired to assist Mai to travel to Malaysia.

The embassy is working with Malaysian police to investigate the case.-VNA