PETALING JAYA: The Prime Minister has expressed his sorrow over the Form Five student who committed suicide after being unable to answer SPM exam questions.
â€œMy deepest condolences to the studentâ€™s mother over the loss of her beloved child. As a father, I share the sorrow of the victimâ€™s family,â€ said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in a post on his Facebook page on Friday.
On Tuesday, it was reported that 17-year-old student Hon Ye took his life at his family home in Jinjang.
The SMK Raja Abdullah student, whom a relative said had obtained 9As and 1B in the SPM trial examination, had felt disappointed with his performance in the difficult Additional Mathematics 1 paper.
Najib said that exams â€œare not everythingâ€ despite their importance, and said the â€œmain thingâ€ is family ties.
â€œI hope the Education Ministry and related parties take this matter seriously. Help in the form of guidance and counselling must be increased to prevent incidents like these from happening again,â€ he added.