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A Man Facing Family Problems Has Been Fined RM3,000 For Attempting Suicide In Cheras

The incident took place at Pangsapuri Flat Sri Johor 4C, Cheras at 4.45am last Saturday, 1 August.

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A 28-year-old man has been fined RM3,000 for attempting suicide at a flat on Jalan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur last Saturday, 1 August

In a ruling yesterday, 4 August, the Magistrate's Court ordered Shahfirul Hakim Shahidan to pay RM3,000 for his crime, reported Sinar Harian.

He was sentenced under Section 309 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum one year's jail term, a fine, or both.

If he fails to pay the fine, he will face three months' imprisonment, said Magistrate Tawfiq Affandy Chin.

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Shahfirul pleaded guilty to the charge

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurilya Ellyna Nor Azmal had earlier asked for an appropriate sentence, contending that the incident had inconvenienced many parties.

However, Shahfirul, who is unrepresented, appealed for leniency because he was unemployed.

He also promised not to repeat the act, reported Bernama.

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It is learned that both firefighters and policemen were involved in the operation to save Shahfirul

According to Kosmo, photos of Shahfirul on his balcony at Pangsapuri Flat Sri Johor 4C went viral over the weekend.

The portal reported Shahfirul was believed to be suffering from emotional stress due to family problems at that time.

When police officers arrived at the scene at about 4.45am, Cheras district police chief ACP Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon said the man was screaming in his house before running to the balcony.

The Fire and Rescue Department was called for reinforcement after the police learnt that the door of the residence was locked.

The firefighters used the 'rappelling' technique, whereby two firemen were lowered down from the roof to intercept the man from attempting to jump out of the building.

Shahfirul was successfully saved in the operation.

Image via Kosmo

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.

If you or anyone you know may be at risk of suicide, please call these Malaysian hotlines:

1. BEFRIENDERS KL
24-hour
Contact: +603-76272929
Skype: BefKL Skype 1
Email: [email protected]
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2. TALIAN KASIH
24-hour
Contact: 15999
WhatsApp: +6019-2615999
Email: [email protected]
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For a more thorough directory of resources, head over to the Malaysian Mental Health Association's website.

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