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: oh come on
by DrillSgt on Tue 21st Jul 2009 23:41 UTC in reply to "oh come on"
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I don't care how "rigorous" the questioning was, there is no way in hell it would have been bad enough for someone with a sound mind to commit suicide. That is just pathetic. Call me callus, if you will, but damn. That is pathetic.


I am guessing, being an Asian country, they attacked his "Honor", and told him he had none left. Most likely even brought up that he had brought disgrace on his family. That alone in the Asian world is enough to cause someone to commit suicide. Of course things may have changed since I was last in that part of Asia, however I doubt it since those beliefs and ideals go back many centuries, before the Ming dynasty.

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