KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian lawmakers called on officers to inspect reports of a teen who allegedly jumped to her death after asking her social media followers to vote on whether or not she should take her own life.
Police in Sarawak, stated a 16-year-old girl, had run a poll on Instagram with the query “Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L”, several hours before jumping off the roof top of a building on May 13, media revealed on Tuesday.
“According to a close friend of the victim, the ‘D/L’ implied ‘Death/Life’, the poll showed 69% of the girl’s followers specified ‘D’ ” district police chief Aidil Bolhassan stated.
Ramkarpal Singh, a lawyer revealed that those who voted for the teenager to die could be guilty of abetting suicide, and urged officers to inspect the scenarios inducing her loss of life.
Under Malaysian law, anyone convicted of abetting the suicide of a minor could possibly face the death penalty or up to 20 years’ jail.
Malaysia’s youth and sports minister, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, saying that rising suicide rates and mental health problems among teenagers required to be taken seriously.