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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Should She Be Charged?

I think the issue at hand is should this 16 years old girl be charged.

My view is that I think the law on attempting suicide should be revisited or reviewed with a view of protecting the life of those that attempt suicide. This is a psychological and emotional issue rather than the issue of guilt.

The government through Parliament should consider other area of psychological and emotional help rather than a head-on with emotions which may further attribute a real physical danger to the person.

©News Straits Times (Used by permission)


A 16-year-old girl was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with attempted suicide.

No plea was recorded after the charge was read out to her before court registrar Khairul’Anuar Ibrahim.

She was charged with attempting to jump off the roof of Hotel YT Midtown on Nov 21.

Khaurul Anuar allowed bail of RM2,500 with one surety and fixed Jan 22 for mention.

The charge carries a maximum one year’s jail or a fine, or both, on conviction. Insp Nelson Ensit appeared for the prosecution while the girl was not represented.

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