Lawyers: Action can only be taken if there is abetment

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  • Friday, 17 May 2019

PETALING JAYA: Amid public calls for action against those who voted in a teenager’s Instagram poll, lawyers say the intention to abet the victim’s suicide must first be proven.

Deepak Pillai (pic), who specialises in media and telecommunications law, said the online voting could be considered “abetment” only if it was proven that the voters knew the girl’s state of mind.

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