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[3]: oh come on
by bousozoku on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 06:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: oh come on"
bousozoku
Member since:
2006-01-23

"He may have felt that his family honour was shamed and committed suicide on his own.


Right, because that is really a sound way of reasoning.

You can be of sound mind and do it for the sake of your family. It's still sad, but honourable.


If you kill yourself "for the sake of your family" for being suspected of theft you're not of a sound mind and there's nothing honorable about it.
Just because it's a different culture doesn't mean it's right.
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My family has been samurai for centuries. I believe in family honour.

There is honour in suicide to absolve your family and just because you don't understand it doesn't make it wrong.

If he committed suicide just because he was afraid, that's a different story.

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RE[4]: oh come on
by Soulbender on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 12:18 in reply to "RE[3]: oh come on"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I believe in family honour.


So do I but I don't believe there's anything honorable about suicide.

There is honour in suicide to absolve your family


Sorry, even though I have lived in Asia for a long time I just can't agree with that sentiment. However, this doesn't have much to do with the current topic (if he had shamed his family it really had nothing to do with what Foxconn did or did not do) and we probably shouldn't get into this discussion on osnews, that way lies madness.

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RE[5]: oh come on
by Macrat on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 21:13 in reply to "RE[4]: oh come on"
Macrat Member since:
2006-03-27

So do I but I don't believe there's anything honorable about suicide.


It's very honorable and responsible to pass at your own choosing.

It's not your place to force your taboo on everyone else

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