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24 y/o Law Student Sets Himself Ablaze In Double Suicide Attempt Following Exam Failure

today19 April 2023


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For many students, the pressure to perform well academically can be excessive, and regrettably, some turn to extreme approaches when they fail to obtain the grades they desire. In a recent instance, a 24-year-old Chinese-Malaysian law student made two suicide attempts in the same incident, after failing in his examinations three times.

The shocking event occurred within Segamat, when the student set himself ablaze at a petrol station before darting across a busy street in the hopes of provoking a fatal collision.

The owner of the petrol station acted quickly to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, but the student simply crossed the street and sat down in the middle of it, persistent with his intention to harm himself. Although the driver of a lorry driving by was able to halt in time, a Proton Wira lost control and collided with the lorry, resulting in an accident.


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Written by: Lara Kramer

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