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[4]: oh come on
by Soulbender on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 12:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: oh come on"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

We are none of us qualified to pass judgement on this young person in the sense that we do not know enough of the facts yet, and we did not know him, so cannot possibly discern motives.


And so we can not also say that Foxconn, bastards as they may be, drove him to suicide or that it even had anything to do with the missing prototype. For all we know he could have been unstable already for entirely different reasons.

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RE[5]: oh come on
by orfanum on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 15:54 in reply to "RE[4]: oh come on"
orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

I am not quite sure what you are saying here - I am only myself saying it's probably better to reserve judgement, regarding both sides.

What you did do though was take a pretty cheap shot at someone else's culture in a case of an individual's suicide.

It's not a gentlemanly thing to do, is all.

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