A Malaysian man who got carried away at a karaoke bar has been stabbed to death for singing too much and refusing to hand over the microphone.

Abdul Sani Doli was performing in Sandakan town, Malaysia, and not letting others share the limelight.

A group of men grew furious that Doli was hogging the stage and a brawl broke out, police said.

The 23-year-old was punched and stabbed in an angry confrontation, said the officer.

Two suspects have been detained after Doli was found dead outside the bar.

This is not the first time that karaoke rage has struck.

A woman in Seattle recently attacked another patron of a karaoke bar because the "singer" had butchered a song by her favourite band Coldplay.

In China, South Korea and Japan people have been both shot and stabbed mid-performance over disputes.

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