Man In Penang Committs Suicide Due To Financial Stress, Leaving His Parents Behind

Sometimes, you never know what someone is going through and sometimes those with the biggest smiles on their faces are always the ones struggling the most…

Politician, Steven Sim Chee Keong, took to his Facebook page to share a sad news of a man who committed suicide in Bukit Mertajam, Penang due to financial stress, leaving his elderly parents behind. 

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Posted by Steven Sim Chee Keong 沈志强 on Sunday, May 23, 2021

His caption read: “Chinese people always say that there are three saddest things in the world: a small child losing their parents, a young adult losing their spouse and a parent losing their child. 

“It’s hard to watch, but it is definitely harder to bear. Uncle Ng is 78-years-old and Aunty Ng is 72. Both are not very healthy and Aunty Ng has a hearing problem. I can’t imagine the sadness and extreme pain of losing their only child just recently,” he said.

Steven said that they solely depend on their son to live. The son allegedly committed suicide due to financial problems after losing his source of income following the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) last year. 

After seeing the elderly couple, he then decided to help cover their living expenses for the rest of the year and additionally gave them RM1,000. 

man in penang committs suicide due to financial stress, leaving his parents behindPhoto via Facebook (Steven Sim Chee Keong 沈志强)

He added: “I will try my best to take care of Uncle and Aunty, and my office will help them apply for the state government’s monthly welfare assistance. My friends, please do not give up, no matter what. Hope is there and it will always be there.”

This is heartbreaking! We hope that Uncle and Aunty Ng are strong enough to go through this and we wish them well…

Guys, if you’re feeling stressed out or lonely during this difficult time, please reach out to someone you trust! It can either be a family member or a friend. If you don’t have anyone to talk to, please reach out to the Befrienders as they are available 24 hours a day! 

Remember that you are not alone. 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat