Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jul 2009 20:10 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Hardware, Embedded Systems This is one sad story to report on. Sun Danyong, 25-year-old employee at Chinese manufacturing company Foxconn, has committed suicide after being subjected to apparently rather rigorous interrogation methods by Foxconn's Central Security Division. Danyong handled a shipment of 16 iPhone prototypes, and one of them went missing. Update: Apple responds: "We are saddened by the tragic loss of this young employee, and we are awaiting results of the investigations into his death. We require our suppliers to treat all workers with dignity and respect."
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RE[2]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by orfanum on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 16:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
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We are getting a bit off topic here but I'd say there's a difference between, 'right', 'acceptable', 'understandable' and 'inconceivable'. You may be 'right' to say that this event is not 'understandable' by you but you'd probably be less correct to say that, if this person did commit suicide as the result of the actions of his employer, it is something that is 'inconceivable'.

I find it interesting that you say we seem to have become supine in the face of other cultures, by which you presumably mean we who still live in the geographical West, yet you brazenly assert the right not to respect the customs and laws of those around you. Aren't you rather acting a little like those you appear to condemn - or will you square this circle by encouraging those Asians around you to stand up to your browbeating? Let me know how it goes...

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