Malaysian Teen Took Own Life After Instagram Poll
Daniyal Sohail 8 days ago Wed 15th May 2019 | 03:32 PM
A Malaysian teenager who posted an Instagram poll asking if she should live or die took her own life after a majority of respondents voted for the latter, sparking calls for an investigation
Kuala Lumpur, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 15th May, 2019 ) :A Malaysian teenager who posted an Instagram poll asking if she should live or die took her own life after a majority of respondents voted for the latter, sparking calls for an investigation.
Police have classified the case as "sudden death".
"Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L," she wrote, according to a report on the news portal Astro Awani, with the letters "D" and "L" apparently referring to "die" or "live" respectively.
Lawmaker Ramkarpal Singh called for a probe into the circumstances of her death.
"I urge the authorities.
.. to investigate the social media accounts of the victim and the circumstances that led to her death to prevent further abuse of social media in similar circumstances in the future." - Mental health worries - Youth and sports Minister Syed Saddiq tweeted that he was "genuinely worried" about the state of mental health of young people in Malaysia.
"It's a national issue which must be taken seriously. A national discussion must take place," he said.
"We have a deep responsibility to make sure people using Instagram feel safe and supported. As part of our own efforts, we urge everyone to use our reporting tools and to contact emergency services if they see any behaviour that puts people's safety at risk."Instagram announced a clampdown on images of self-harm in February after a British teen who went online to read about suicide took her own life.