The recent death of Rajeswary Appahu, also known as Esha, has deeply affected Malaysians, particularly her own community. Esha, a social media influencer, teacher, and active activist, faced relentless harassment during a LIVE session on TikTok over several weeks. The young lass continued to suffer until she could no longer bear the cyberbullying.

Having said that, the 29-year-old influencer, reported that one individual used her photo and made several threats to "rape and kill" as well as "injure" her. Many viewers of the session also abused her. The incident has raised serious concerns about the nature of the world we live in.

Esha’s father, P. Appahu, a temple caretaker, expressed his bewilderment:

“She was a very strong person. I can’t understand why this happened.”

In a case that has sparked outrage and shone a spotlight on cyberbullying in Malaysia, here is the chronology of events leading to Esha’s tragic death:

July 4th

July 5th

July 6th

July 7th

July 8th

With that being said, the case is being investigated under:

Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation, which provides for up to seven years’ imprisonment, a fine, or both; Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, which provides for up to a year in prison, a fine up to RM50,000 or both; Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955 for insulting behaviour, which provides for a fine not exceeding RM100.

Source : Astro Awani, Bernama, Sinar Daily, The Star