Chin Refugee Jumped to Death from Condo in Malaysia
23 November 2012: Pa Phau Lin, 22, jumped to his death from his rented flat on the third floor of a condominium in Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday.
The Chin refugee, originally from Siatlai village in Rezua sub-township of Chin State, committed suicide around 4:30pm after having suffered from depression, according to sources close to his family.
“Phau Lin started behaving weird since his TB (tuberculosis) prescription in 2009. He had to stop working as he was TB-infected. And he gradually became depressed,” said one of his close friends.
“He [Phau Lin] kept saying that he had become useless as he was unable to work and that his life was worthless and meaningless.”
Sources from Chin community in Kuala Lumpur said that Phau Lin received his TB treatment from a doctor, with the acknowledgement of the UNHCR in Malaysia.
A funeral service will be held at Batu Arang cemetery in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow.
Reporting by Pa Kung & Thawng Zel Thang