You can read the news and the poem on The Independent online here. (Hat tip: Michael Peach)
I stumbled upon this website dedicated to bully victims called Bullycide Memorial Page which has a tragically painful list of young victims.
What is shocking is the increasing number of cases reported. The same Independent online news includes this paragraph:
The charity ChildLine said its latest figures showed the number of desperate children calling its hotline about bullying had reached record proportions. Last year more than 31,000 victims turned to the free helpline - up from 21,000 the year before. More than 25 per cent of those who called had turned to their teachers first but felt that their fears were not being taken seriously. They also said that bullying no longer stopped at the school gates, with many being hounded in their homes through text messages. Between 16 and 20 children under the age of 16 are thought to commit suicide every year because of bullying.I don't know what the situation is like in Malaysian schools - bullying is common, but suicide is unheard of. Here's another reason to homeschool.