OMG: Malaysian teen believed to have jumped to death after Instagram poll

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'Would the girl still be alive today if the majority of netizens on her Instagram account discouraged her from taking her own life?' he said in a statement.

The MCMC said that the kes is under police investigation under Section 305 of the Penal Code where it is an offence for abetting a suicide.

The Guardian have reported that shortly before Ms Emilia's death she posted the disturbing poll on her Instagram account "Really important, help me choose Death/Live?" and 69 per cent of responders voted that she should die.

Malaysia's Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman said that this tragic event shows the need to consider mental health at the national level. It's a national issue which must be taken seriously. Social Media Addiction: A Psychiatrist Explains the Dark and Dangerous Side of Our Instagram and Facebook Obsession.

Her depression seemed to stem from the fact that her stepfather had married a Vietnamese woman and seldom returned home, Bolhassan added according to news site Astro Awani.

However, Instagram maintains that the poll ended after 24 hours with 88% of her followers choosing "L". Did the encouragement of those netizens actually influence her decision to take her own life?'

The death of the teenager is now under police investigation, with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission saying that it is a criminal offence to encourage or assist in the suicide of a minor.

In Malaysia anyone convicted of abetting the suicide of a minor faces the possibility of the death penalty or up to 20 years' jail and a fine.

Collins pressed the executives on whether the company would take any action against the users who took part in the poll, but they said it was too early to say and the investigation into the girl's death was ongoing.

Parents in particular should be more tech aware and know what is going on on their children's social media.

'We have a deep responsibility to make sure people using Instagram feel safe and supported, ' a spokesperson said.

It follows the earlier case of Molly Russell, a 14-year-old British girl who killed herself, in 2017, after viewing distressing material about depression and suicide that had been posted to Instagram.

Responding to the unfortunate incident, Ching Yee Wong, Instagram Head of Communications, urged everyone to use the in-built reporting tool to contact emergency services whenever needed.

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