A Ready Ear Offers Hope, Solace and Relief to Those in Despair

By Ernest Mah Herh Sun

October 2021 FEATURE
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BETWEEN JANUARY AND May this year, The Malaysian Reserve received reports of 53 suicide and 19 attempted suicide cases from Penang. Within the same timeframe, suicide cases for the whole country was at a startling 468 suicide cases, compared to 631 and 609 for the whole of 2019 and 2020, respectively. This means that on average, two people have committed suicide daily since 2019.Flagging it as a serious public health crisis, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow had announced that “the...

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Ernest Mah Herh Sun

is currently pursuing his Master’s in English Language Studies at Universiti Malaya. A member of the varsity debating team, he loves singing, enjoys speaking and writing, and dreams of becoming the Malaysian Ryan Seacrest.


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