Monday, October 11, 2021

suicide attempt

Helping people in despair gets timely help

KUCHING: Decriminalising suicide is an important move as it has been proven that punishment is not the best solution to help people in despair, said psychiatrist Dr Bernard Ting. The lecturer at the Department of Psychological Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak...

Firemen thwart foreign woman’s suicide try

TATAU: An Indonesian woman who threatened to commit suicide by jumping off from a double-story building here this morning was saved by firemen. Earlier, the distressed woman whose identity is yet to be released was seen sitting on the roof...

Man who drank poison rushed to Bau Hospital

BAU: A man, who allegedly tried to commit suicide by consuming poison, was rushed to hospital today (June 19). The incident happened around 10.10am in a car workshop near Wind Cave here. A spokesman from the Sarawak Fire Department operations centre...

Suicidal man talked out of jumping from rooftop

KUCHING: A man who wanted to jump off a four-storey building near Batu Kawah New Township here today, was persuaded to change his mind by firefighters. State Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre said it received a call around...

Firemen foils suicide attempt by woman

KUCHING: Firemen managed to persuade a woman in her 40s from attempting suicide at Jalan Simen Raya Bridge, Tabuan Jaya yesterday. Passers-by who spotted a woman standing outside the bridge barrier in a suspicious manner around 10.40am, reported the incident...

MOH records 465 attempted suicide cases from Jan-June

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 465 attempted suicide cases treated at the Ministry of Health have been recorded from January to June this year, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba today. "The total is 210 cases fewer this...

Jilted man threatens to kill himself

MIRI: A woman, in her 20s, lodged a police report last Monday after receiving scary text messages and a picture of suicide rope from her former boyfriend following their break-up. The complainant, a cobbler from Lambir, said in the text...

Woman in hospital for failed suicide attempt

MIRI: A foreign woman who attempted suicide is currently receiving medical treatment at Miri Hospital. According to Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah, the 34-year-old woman from India attempted to drown herself at the beach at Taman Selera in...

NGO: Help, not punish, those who attempt suicide

KUCHING: Sarawak Community Policing Association (SCPA) is backing the call to decriminalise suicide, echoing Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah’s sentiment. On Tuesday, the Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister supported the proposal, saying that people who attempted suicide should be helped instead...

Get rid of suicide attempt law: Fatimah

KUCHING: Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah supports the idea of removing suicide attempt as an offence from the Penal Code. The Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister said individuals who want to commit suicide should be helped instead of being prosecuted. "They...
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