|Born|| ca. 1875|
|Cause of death||Shot by police|
|Date|| January 20, 1925|
12 a.m. – 3 a.m.
|Location(s)||Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia|
|Weapon(s)|| Spear |
At about midnight that day Ayam, who was described as a morose and jealous man of about 50 years, first killed his wife, and then set fire to their house in the Tanjong quarter of the city. When his neighbours rushed to help and extinguish the flames he stabbed at them with a spear, leaving two of them dead at the scene.
Ayam remained in the building until the fire drove him out into the street, where he continued his rampage and attacked the people fleeing from the spreading blaze with a sword until he himself was seriously injured in the scuffle. He then escaped and hid under a house, but at around 3 a.m. was discovered by police and immediately shot dead, since the sultan had ordered him to be killed at sight.
Those wounded were four men, four women, a three-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy. One of the wounded men later died in hospital. Due to the fire 19 houses and two mosques burned to the ground.
- ↑ Amok in Trengganu, The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (January 28, 1925)