Earlier this afternoon, 5th August (Wednesday), word about a student jumping off a building in local private institution, Taylor’s University, surfaced on social media – mainly Twitter.
In case you missed it:
The alleged suicide took place at the Lakeside Campus (near the lake) and has since been confirmed by the management of Taylor’s University.
A statement on Taylor’s University’s official Facebook page reads:
Taylor’s University is deeply saddened by an incident involving one of our students that took place at noon today at Lakeside Campus. We would like to offer our heartfelt condolences and support to his family and friends during this difficult time.
The incident is now being investigated by the authorities and the university is extending its full cooperation.
Counselling services have been made available to students and staff who need support in this time of grief at the Counselling and Psychological Services Centre (CPSC) at Block A, Level 2, Taylor’s University.
We would like to urge everyone to refrain from speculation or sharing of unconfirmed information as a mark of respect and care to the family and friends.
We thank you for your kind concern and cooperation.
No further details have been released and though it is not a confirmed suicide, we urge that you seek help if you need help or if you are in pain. If you or anyone you know is in pain, please..please get help. Speak to a family member, friend, or a professional.
You can also contact The Befrienders or call one of the Lifeline Association of Malaysia hotlines at:
- (603) 92850039
- (603) 92850279
- (603) 92850049
UPDATE (5th August, 8:30pm):
According to The Star Online, district police chief Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli confirmed that the deceased was a 20-year-old Malaysian.
He also confirmed that authorities were alerted to the incident at around 12:45pm today. “The auxiliary policeman at the campus said the body was discovered at the bottom of one of the blocks in the university compound. Initial investigations have revealed that there was no foul play involved,” he said.
We’ll update this post with more information as soon as we get more details.
Featured image via Taylor’s University’s Facebook page.