Suicide at the Penang Bridge: Suicide with a big difference!

Mohd Sukri Saad, 38
Excerpts from his Suicide Note:

“I choose to end my life as I have had dreams of drowning in the ocean… let me sacrifice my life for every Malaysian,” the note read, as he took to condemn the government over his punishment which he deemed is not befitting of his crime.”

Towards the end of the note, he also implored PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang not to be tricked by Umno, claiming that the ruling party is only pretending to support Hadi’s private member’s bill seeking to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965.

“Don’t be tricked by Umno’s leadership, they’re just pretending to support the your bill so that the opposition will be fractured.

“Go back to the opposition so that you’ll become a strong opposition, so that the fates of rakyat like myself will be protected.

“Once you’ve become the ruling government, you will control the media and it will be easy to convince the rakyat about your bill,” he said.

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30 Oct 2016

Amanah: ‘Political’ suicide note man a victim of the system

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The man whose viral suicide note blaming the government of cruelty, was a “victim of the system” where justice was not fairly applied, said Amanah vice-president Mujahid Yusof Rawa.

He likened the suicide of Sukri Saad, said to be facing jail time for selling contraband cigarettes, to the self-immolation of trader Tariq Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia, which sparked the Arab Spring.

Mujahid also likened the incident to famous 1963 photograph of a Vietnamese monk who torched himself in protest against the South Vietnamese Diem regime.

“Sukri is a victim of the system. It wasn’t the best way to express his disappointment but it showed how the system victimises rakyat who are trying to feed themselves, yet allowed cronies of those in power, who pillage the nation, get away scot free,” he said.

He said even Prophet Muhammad said that those who let the elite go for a crime but punish the poor are condemned.

“The government leadership have yet to answer on 1MDB, the RM2.6 billion donation scandal involving the political elite and yet the people at the bottom rungs face a hard life, but the disparity continues.

“The late Sukri was among victims of political wrongdoing and growing corruption. Let there never be another Sukri Saad.

“It is time we arise from our slumber and let Sukri’s message remind us of one thing – that is to save the nation!” he said.

28 Oct 2016

Body of man whose suicide note went viral found

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The body of the man who jumped off the Second Penang bridge on Wednesday, after purportedly posting a suicide note on Facebook, has been found today.

In the lengthy suicide note which went viral, Mohd Sukri Saad, 38, said that he was being oppressed by a “cruel government”, adding that he was to be charged for selling RM360 worth of contraband cigarettes.

Facing possible jail time and hefty fines, the man admitted that though he was guilty, the punishment was far too heavy for the crime.

Towards the end of the note, he also implored PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang not to be tricked by Umno, claiming that the ruling party is only pretending to support Hadi’s private member’s bill seeking to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965.

“Don’t be tricked by Umno’s leadership, they’re just pretending to support the your bill so that the opposition will be fractured.

“Go back to the opposition so that you’ll become a strong opposition, so that the fates of rakyat like myself will be protected.

“Once you’ve become the ruling government, you will control the media and it will be easy to convince the rakyat about your bill,” he said.

The Penang Bridge suicide

DRIVEN TO DESPAIR AND SUICIDE

“I choose to end my life as I have had dreams of drowning in the ocean… let me sacrifice my life for every Malaysian,” the note read, as he took to condemn the government over his punishment which he deemed is not befitting of his crime.”

Man Jumps Off Penang Bridge After Caught Selling RM360 Illegal Cigarettes, His Suicide Note On Facebook Goes Viral

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Moments before he took his own life by jumping off the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge in Penang this morning, a tragic note was typed on Facebook by the man identified as Mohd Shukri Saad.

The 38-year-old man who owned a sundry shop in Tasek Gelugor, Butterworth, left his Modenas motorcycle with the registration plate PHM 6667, slippers and mobile phone before jumping off the bridge in the wee hours of the morning, but they were only discovered at 8.30am, today.

In his lengthy Facebook note, Mohd Shukri lamented his frustrations after the Customs Department seized RM360 worth of illegal cigarettes. He was arrested twice and brought to court, even ordered to pay thousands for bail money and fines, and may suffer a jail sentence.

“Today, I have made my decision not to attend the court hearing as I have no money, too many responsibilities for me to bear and I cannot bear to be imprisoned,” he wrote, saying he did not want to let his children be called “a convict’s child”.

“I choose to end my life as I have had dreams of drowning in the ocean… let me sacrifice my life for every Malaysian,” the note read, as he took to condemn the government over his punishment which he deemed is not befitting of his crime.

Fire and Rescue Department operational commander Isharuddin Ismail said the department received a call at 8.40am about a man who had believed to plunge in KM11.3 of the bridge towards Batu Maung.

A team of 12 officers and firefighters from Sungai Bakap Fire Station and the Marine Fire Units have been dispatched to the scene and a search and rescue operation is still ongoing.

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