02 Jan '13, 12pm

Giving up on fate: Apparently, a family of ethnic Chinese committed suicide in Pengerang, Johor. Probable reaso...

Family in Pengerang commits suicide January 2, 2013 by: Alyaa Azhar PETALING JAYA: Three members of a family in Pengerang, Johor, unable to cope with the loss of their home, committed suicide by inhaling charcoal smoke in an enclosed room yesterday. The family had received a notice informing them their home was being acquired for the controversial RM60 billion Petronas’s Refinery and Petrochemicals Development project. They were told that they would receive only RM20,000 in compensation as the land on which their house was on was owned by another. Gabungan NGO Pengerang, a grassroots group opposing the oil plant, said the man sought help from the ruling political party, and had informed the party he wished to commit suicide. The group’s treasurer, Chua Peng Sin, said the man, by name of Pang, suffered financial difficulties as he was earning a living helping out at a resta...

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