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 12:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: oh come on"
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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"
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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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RE[6]: oh come on
by helf on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 13:53 in reply to "RE[5]: oh come on"
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really? Seems like a waste of a human life.

I know all about honor suicides and what not, But I still think its ridiculous.

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