Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Malaysia's approach towards cyber bullying: The existing framework

Author(s): Low Win Li, Dihlvinder Kaur Gill

Society’s increased use and dependence on social media platforms has led to the prevalence of cyber bullying incidents. Following a global uproar over an incident in 2019 where Instagram users voted in favor of a Malaysian teenager’s death, which in turn led to greater pressure to examine the existing legislative framework in Malaysia and efficiency of safeguards in respect to online space. Aside from Malaysia, this paper explores statutes, cases, and recommendations implemented in other Commonwealth countries such as Singapore, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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