The following are two press releases from NTU:

First statement:

A 24 year-old male Chinese infocomm project officer, Zhou Zheng (周正), was found to have passed away in an apartment at Block 101C Nanyang Heights last night, Friday, 6 March 2009 at about 10.50pm. Professional counsellors and senior university officers were immediately on site to offer support, help and counsel where needed. Next-of-kin has been notified.

The university will ensure that every assistance is given to the family of the deceased. Says President, NTU Dr Su Guaning, “All of us are deeply saddened by the loss. The Board of Trustees, management, the NTU community and I offer our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.”

Second statement:

The late Mr Zhou Zheng, 24, from Hubei, China, graduated with a 2nd Class Upper Honours from NTU Electrical and Electronic Engineering in July 2008 last year. He started work with a company right after graduation. NTU understands that the company sent him overseas for training. Two months into the training,  he was recalled along with other trainees and was laid off with a severance package. He joined NTU as a Project Officer on Monday, 2 March 2009.

TOC on-the-ground:

TOC reporter Deborah Choo, who is presently at NTU, filed this short report (15.26 hours): The area has been closed off. Doors sealed with red tape. One staff slammed door in my face. Declined comment. The rest were either not in or don’t want to talk. Students two levels down clueless, never even seen or knew who he (Zhou Zheng) was.


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