Despite assurance from the powers that be that the pandemic situation is still “under control”, the increasing number of daily Covid-19 cases in Malaysia and what’s actually happening reflect otherwise.
Not only have countless families lost their income due to the various MCOs, many have hit a brick wall and see no way out. It’s truly heartbreaking that some believe that the only solution from this predicament is death.
Just yesterday (Thursday 15th July) alone, at least 2 deaths were reported in Kepong. 2 young women (who are not related – at least not to our knowledge) fell to their deaths. According to China Press, a 20-year-old committed suicide by jumping off the 23rd floor of an apartment building. She fell on the public parking area and died on the spot.
Although the reason for her suicide and identity are still unknown, it’s been reported that the deceased is a fair skin Chinese woman with a tattoo on her leg. Police officers and health officials were at the scene that same morning to retrieve the body and transport it to the hospital.
Not far away, a 16-year-old had fell from the 19th floor from a flat at Sri Aman in Jinjang. Her body was discovered on the ground at Block B around 4pm in the evening. Reports aren’t sure whether it was another case of suicide or this teenage girl had accidentally fallen off the building.
We send our condolences to both of the deceased’s families and loved ones.