- Kian-wee Show poured bucket of boiling water over co-worker Bin Wu in 2015
- Show took offence when Mr Wu took half-eaten hot dog from girlfriend’s plate
- The following day, CCTV captured Show, 30, carrying out the ruthless attack
- During a parole hearing in February, Show acknowledged he had overreacted
- He was granted parole on April 3 and deported to Malaysia the following day
A factory worker jailed for more than five years for pouring a bucket of boiling water over a colleague has been released and deported back to Malaysia.
Kian-wee Show, 30, took offence when his co-worker Bin Wu, a Chinese national, snatched a half-eaten hot dog from his girlfriend’s plate during lunch in July, 2015.
The following day, CCTV obtained by Stuff showed Mr Wu’s attacker calmly pick up a bucket before filling it at a hot water dispenser at the New Zealand factory.
A factory worker who was jailed for more than five years for pouring a bucket of boiling water over a colleague has been deported back to Malaysia
Show then walked across the cafeteria and emptied the bucket over Mr Wu’s head as he sat eating lunch.
Mr Wu, who was seen in the footage rushing to the first aid room, suffered horrific burns to his back, neck and head.
Show pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to five years and seven months jail for the attack.
During a parole hearing in February, he acknowledged he had overreacted.
CCTV obtained showed Mr Wu’s attacker (left) calmly pick up a bucket in the New Zealand factory before filling it up at a hot water dispenser
‘He accepted his reaction would be equally wrong in Malaysia,’ said board panel convener Neville Trendle, according to the publication.
‘We are however satisfied that he is most unlikely to re-offend in either New Zealand or Malaysia.’
Show was granted parole on April 3 and deported to Malaysia the following day.
‘As a person who was sentenced to five years or more imprisonment, he is an excluded person under section 15 of the Immigration Act, and cannot be granted a visa to return to New Zealand,’ NZ Immigration manager Peter Devoy said.
Show walked across the cafeteria and emptied the bucket over Mr Wu’s head as he sat eating lunch