Angered by his wife's divorce request, a man in Jinjang Selatan tried to push her head into a wok of hot oil, reported Harian Metro.
The man, a Bangladeshi in his 30s, had just returned home at 11pm when the 25-year-old told him she wanted a divorce.
"The man became abusive and tried to stab her with a knife.
"Angered that she had avoided being stabbed, the man grabbed his wife by the hair and pushed her head towards a wok filled with hot oil in the kitchen.
"However, the victim managed to escape," a source told the Malay daily.
The victim fled and made a police report at the Jinjang police station.