Should IG Friends Who Voted For A Teen To Die Be Charged?

  • 15 May 2019
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We often live among people who suffer from depression and sometimes fail to notice the warning signs of their condition.
While some manage to cope with depression, some, tragically, commit suicide to put a stop to their misery.
In a recent unfortunate event that took place in Sarawak, a depressed teenager plunged to her death from the third floor of a shop lot in Kuching, after her Instagram friends encouraged her to kill herself.
The teenager was depressed after learning her stepfather had married a Vietnamese woman, and seldom visited them.
The teenager then posted a Facebook post that reads: ‘WANNA QUIT F**KING LIFE I’M TIRED.’
Unable to take a proper decision herself, the teenager then held an Instagram vote to decide her fate:
“Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L”
Her Instagram friends were allowed to vote between "D (die)" and "L (live)", and 69 percent of her friends voted for her to die.
Her friends' irresponsible behaviour cost the youngster her life and has raised concern among national leaders.

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman said on Twitter that he was genuinely worried about youngsters’ mental health and said it’s a serious issue which needed discussion.

Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh urged authorities to investigate the victim’s social media accounts to prevent further abuse of social media that could lead to other similar incidents.
Many people are now asking the question of whether the victim’s friends’ actions in voting for her death is a crime.
Meanwhile, if you spot anyone in social media or in real life who show signs of depression, or if you yourself are feeling depressed, reach out to Befrienders KL at 603-79568145 or visit to get help.

Source: MalayMail

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