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Sunday September 29, 2013 MYT 9:33:03 AM
by simon khoo
KUANTAN: A teenager, who made the news when she was thought to have attempted suicide, explained that she had “fallen off from the school building by accident”.
Lam Yee Ching, 13, who fell from the third floor and broke both her arms on Sept 3, said it was “purely an accident”.
”I was gazing out a window when all of a sudden, I lost my footing and found myself tumbling down,” she said.
“My reflex action was to use both my arms to cushion my head to minimise the impact,” she said at her house.
The nasty fall made the news as police had said that they found a “suicide note” scribbled in Chinese on the student’s left wrist.
Furthermore, it was the second such incident in the same school.
On May 23, a Form Three boy died after he jumped from the third floor of the school building. He was believed to have been depressed.
Yee Ching acknowledged that she had been unhappy earlier as there was a
misunderstanding between her and
“I was also upset with my mother for not allowing me to join a dance class. But I have no intention to end my life over these,” she said.
Her housewife mother Chen Yoke Ying, 44, said Yee Ching, who is the youngest of three daughters, had an odd habit of writing on her hands since she was small.
“Sometimes, she would scribble song lyrics or Chinese characters on her palm or arms. This is just a habit of hers, so people might have misconstrued that she had penned a suicide note,” she added.
Chen said her daughter would not be able to attend school for at least six months due to the injuries.
“Once she recovers, I will apply to transfer her to another school,” she added.
Pahang Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation chairman Datuk Seri Johny Ch’ng Ewe Gee presented a cash aid of RM5,000 to the family for a wheelchair.
Pahang Deputy CID chief Supt Mohd Haris Daud said police would not pursue the case since there was no foul play.
Police had also conducted talks at the school to motivate the students, he added.
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