The issue being discussed in this article is Tina Goh of 43, who was jailed for six months for crime intimidation. She attempted to kill her mother by grabbing her mother's leg and tried to lift her over the railing along the fifth floor common corridor at Village Hotel Changi last October 17. The pair had checked into the hotel for two days to get away from loansharks. Goh owned the loansharks $300,000 and she could not afford to pay it back, she was so stressed that she had depression and susidal thoughts and even attempted to kill her mother.
Firstly, I feel that Tina Goh, who attempted to kill her mother should not have done that as it was very inhuman. I believe that she only did it on impulse as she was overly stressed and she had depression. However, I think that there is no excuse for attempting to kill her mother just because she had depression, she should have sought help for her psychiatric problem. Next, I think that she should not have borrowed money from loan sharks no matter how desperately she needed the money as it is illegal and loan sharks have unreasonably high interest. If one could not pay back, the loan sharks will harass them and even hurt them to get the money back. Goh should never lend money from the loan sharks even if the offer is very tempting, Goh should work for longer hours if she needed money but not lending money from illegal association. There are many people who are poor but very few of them did what Goh had done but they still get financial help from government or donations. Unlike Goh, who borrowed money from illegal loan sharks and ended up suffering in depression.