Internet laws to be tweaked following teen’s suicide


Sheridan Mahavera

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo urges restraint while reporting the case of a teenager who committed suicide in Sarawak on Monday. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, May 16, 2019.

A LAW governing internet use will be tweaked, said a minister following a teenager’ suicide after being egged on by “followers” on her social media account.

The Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA) will be amended to deal with and prevent similar incidents which occurred yesterday in Padawan, Sarawak, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.


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