Ahmad Shamsul Abd Aziz, Nor Azlina Mohd Noor, Ani Munirah Mohamad, Yusramizza Md Isa@Yusuff, Huda Ibrahim, Osman Ghazali, Ahmad Nabhan Harraz Zulkifli
2022 International Journal of Law, Government and Communication  
Technological advancements have embedded computers and social networks into the lives of the community. Although such advancements have contributed positively to the nation's development, technology has become a medium for bullying in the new millennium, known as cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can be defined as using technology-based communication with the intention to psychologically harass others repeatedly that could downgrade the image and identity of the bullying victim. Such actions include
more » ... hateful words, broadcast of private information without permission and many others, and it gives negative impact to the victims. Not only cyberbullying could cause the victims to lose their self-identity, it could also be suicidal. Even though there is increase in cyberbullying cases as reported by UNICEF and IPSOS in which cyberbullying cases result in severe negative consequences, todate, there is no specific law in Malaysia that regulates cyberbullying. Therefore, this article aims to analyse the existing laws relating to cyberbullying in Malaysia. This study adopted the doctrinal legal approach of library-based research. Data was obtained obtained from analysis made on several legal provisions available in Malaysia and other related journals. This article concludes that there are existing laws related to cyberbullying, but they are contained in various laws. Accordingly, there is an urgent need to legislate a specific regulation relating to cyberbullying in order to regulate this increasingly common cyberbullying activity.
doi:10.35631/ijlgc.729019 fatcat:hxrkz6d4bjegrgvaph6w7iiasy