TARC Accounting Student Committed Suicide due to Resitting of Exams

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GEORGE TOWN: Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC) accounting student Chew Siew Chin committed suicide by jumping from the 10th floor of a flat in Tanjung Bungah here.

The 20 year old college student is believed to suffer from stress after having to re-sit 6 exam papers.

Siew Chin, who was from Sungai Petani, Kedah was alone in the rented flat when the incident took place about 3am yesterday.

Her body was found sprawled in a pool of blood by the residents who then alerted the police.

Her mother, Tan Sook Hun, 54 said that her daughter told her when she was home for the Hari Raya holidays recently, that she has to re-sit for the exams yesterday morning. 

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“She was her usual self when she came home. She watched her favourite television programmes and studied in her room.

“She didn’t complain about her studies. If she had told me about her problems, I am sure I could have helped her,” said a teary Tan when met at the Penang Hospital mortuary.

Siew Chin’s father Chew Beng Hooi, 54, said he and his wife never pressured her in her studies.

“I only found out she had to re-sit the six papers from my elder daughter. I believe she was stressed from having to re-sit the papers while her friends had all passed,” he said.

“Siew Chin obtained three As in the SPM and it was her decision to study in Penang.”

TARC principal Amos Teoh expressed his feelings over the incident and urge students with problems in their studies to approach the college for assistance. 

Anyone who have any problems you can always contact the Befriends at t 04-2815 161 or 04-2811 108 (Penang), 05-5477 933 or 05-5477 955 (Ipoh) and 03-7956 8144 or 03-7956 8145 (Klang Valley). – The Star

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