Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil has stated that individuals who harass and humiliate others on social media should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. He emphasized that enhancing enforcement and amending existing laws to ensure cyberbullies face significant consequences will be discussed in the Cabinet on Friday.

Minister Fahmi, who attended the funeral of Rajeswary Appahu better known as 'Esha' in Gombak, noted that police have begun investigations into the death of the 28-year-old activist and social media influencer, who was found dead last Friday, allegedly due to cyberbullying.

“The issue of cyberbullying on social media platforms will be brought to the Cabinet on Friday to find a solution, which will include legal and enforcement aspects,” said Minister Fahmi. He added that the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, had requested a presentation on this issue.

"We don't just report what happened. We take action, especially if we need to amend laws which have weaknesses," he told reporters after visiting the family of the 29-year-old female influencer, who was found dead at approximately 11am on July 5.

“Even though we have repeatedly reminded the public to be cautious about their online activities to prevent such tragedies, it appears our warnings were insufficient. Regarding the governance and management of social media platforms, I have already expressed my sadness and anger to them because they do not seem to recognize the severity of cyberbullying. This is among the reasons why we need to re-evaluate the management of social media platforms.”

Digital Minister Gobind Singh Deo highlighted an increase in reports involving online attacks and abuse. “The government views these complaints very seriously. Steps are being taken to prevent such incidents and to address them appropriately when they occur,” he added.

Minister Gobind also stated that he, along with relevant ministers such as Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil, Home Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, and Law and Institutional Reform Minister Azalina Othman Said, are implementing measures and legislation to combat online harm. “I have spoken to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim about this. We will discuss it further with the Cabinet next week. Rest assured, urgent steps are being taken to deal with the problem,” Gobind said.

According to Minister Gobind, the authorities are focused on creating a structure to protect individuals from online abuse or harm, considering measures such as proper registration of social media accounts.

He advised those experiencing cyberbullying to report the incidents to the authorities rather than suffer in silence. Sentul Assistant Commissioner Ahmad Sukarno Mohd Zahari confirmed that a police report had been lodged by the victim regarding threats she received on social media.

“It is unfortunate that she has passed away. But without her statement, we are unable to take the matter further,” he said. He noted that the woman had also lodged similar police reports in the past and was investigated for alleged abuse of network facilities under Section 233 of the MCMC Act recently. The investigation into her death is being handled by Gombak police in Selangor.

Esha was laid to rest at the Ampang Jaya Hindu cemetery on Sunday afternoon. Wangsa Maju police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Lazim Ismail stated that no signs of foul play were found during the investigation into her death.

Rajeswary was found dead in her apartment a day after lodging a police report on Thursday about death and sexual assault threats made by cyberbullies. She reported being trolled and harassed during a live session on TikTok, where an individual used her photo and made serious threats against her.