We need laws against cyberbullying


A SPECIFIC law to stop online bullies can’t come soon enough (“Law needed to stop online bullies”, The Star, Along the Watchtower, Aug 17; online at bit.ly/star_onlinebully). The latest tragic case of the mother who committed suicide due to cyber harassment should prompt our lawmakers to urgently frame and pass strong deterrent anti-cyberbullying laws.

Malaysia placed a high sixth among 28 countries in the “Global Advisor Cyberbullying Study 2021” conducted by multinational market research firm Ipsos. And when compared with only Asian countries, we ranked a shocking second (behind India).

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