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Saturday June 1, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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by desiree tresa gasper AND beh yuen hui
JOHOR BARU: Friends of medical intern Samuel Lim Wee Yang (pic) who fell to his death from a hospital in Taiwan described him as a “friendly and optimistic” student who used to compete in online computer games.
One school friend of the 28-year-old intern said: “He used to spend hours competing in online competitions.”
Another schoolmate from Foon Yew High School here, who also declined to be named, said that the news of Lim’s sudden death came as a shock to her.
“He was a friendly student and was always one of the top scorers.
“He mingled with a large group of friends and always had a positive outlook on things,” she said, adding that maybe Lim was under great pressure while studying anaesthesiology at the Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan.
Another former school friend said Lim was a very hard working student who used to work part time to help pay for his school fees.
Foon Yew High School principal Sua Sue Kwan said: “I remember him being a well behaved and sensible boy who showed a lot of potential.”
Meanwhile, Lim’s parents were on their way to Taiwan to oversee the funeral arrangements.
It was previously reported that Lim had died after allegedly setting fire to his workstation at Chungho Memorial Hospital where he was currently undergoing his internship.
According to Sin Chew Daily, the hospital’s smoke alarm went off at around 3.30am on Thursday and when a worker went to check on it, he bumped into Lim and was slashed in the neck with a knife.
Moments later Lim fell to his death from the sixth floor of the building and left a note in Chinese which said “reject first aid, agree to donate organs, cremation, thank you”.
A digital camera, found at the platform where Lim was believed to have fallen from, recorded the moment when he fell.
The recording before that was of him apologising to the people of Taiwan and saying that the Taiwanese were very friendly.
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