Penang Cyberbullying Suicide: MCMC Working With Cops To Track Down ‘Jocker Oruvan’ Admin
- 22 May 2020
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is currently working on tracking down the administrator of the “Jocker Oruvan” Facebook page, whose cyberbullying allegedly drove a 20-year-old woman in Penang to commit suicide.
In a statement to Astro Ulagam, the commission confirmed having received a report from an NGO (Malaysian Tamilar Kural) on the matter.
“MCMC is currently working closely with the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), and Facebook, to identify the details regarding the said Facebook page (which has since been deactivated).
The latest fatal cyberbullying case happened in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, where a 20-year-old woman hung herself, unable to bear trolling and derogatory remarks on the “Jocker Oruvan” Facebook page, which had shared her Tik-Tok video taken with her colleague, believed to be a Nepali.
The Facebook page, which had accused her of having a relationshop with the foreigner, was deactivated after the woman’s death became public.
It was reported that the page administrator had also ignored pleas from the victim’s family to take down the post, after her death.
A suicide note, allegedly written by the victim prior to hanging herself, is now being circulated on social media.
In it, the woman explicitly names “Jocker Oruvan” as the driving force behind her suicide, and profusely apologizes to her family and friends for her decision.
Cyberbully merely laughed when told about suicide, claims victim’s sister
Published 3:33 pm
The family of the 20-year-old woman from Bukit Mertajam, Penang, who tragically took her own life after being bullied on the internet and social media, wants the police to act so others would not experience the same fate.
At a press conference today in Bukit Tengah, Logeshwari Rajendran said the family is seeking justice so that her sister’s untimely death would not go in vain.
“The comments hurled against my sister on social media were very hurtful, they did not care whether people were right or wrong, they did not check but simply condemned,” said Logeshwari, 26.
“I contacted the cybertrooper who made my sister’s video go viral and told him that he was the cause of her death.
“He just sent me a laughter icon via WhatsApp and even said he did not believe my sister was dead,” she lamented.
Her sister Thivya Nayagi was believed to have committed suicide as a result of depression due to a Facebook posting which was related to a TikTok video she made with her foreign colleague.
When the video went viral, the cybertrooper under the name of “Jocker Oruvan” had incessantly mocked and criticised her TikTok video.
“Jocker Oruvan” was totally unknown to Thivya Nayagi.
Gooi said the cybertrooper had “deliberately and with malicious intent”, posted a TikTok video of her and her co-worker on his Facebook page to “embarrass and humiliate” the young girl.
He had invited his 77,000 Facebook fans to question and abuse the woman’s association with the foreign worker, Gooi noted.
“The Facebook post, with over hundreds of shares and hundreds of hurtful abusive comments hurled at Thivya’s character and reputation under the Facebook post had been so overwhelming it had caused her to take her own life,” Gooi said.
“Make no mistake. This Jocker Oruvan – who hides behind a fake name – is an evil person,” he added.
“He deliberately planned and incited his fans on social media to attack and bully an innocent young woman to gain popularity for himself on his Facebook page,” Gooi stressed.
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“The reason I am taking this decision is because Joker Oruvan put my video on Facebook and spoiled my name and family name,” part of the note written in English read.
“We want justice. She was only 20. Those who put up the post to make fun of her should be jailed. It is because of their attacks that she took her own life,” he said.
NGO complains to MCMC after cyberbullying leads to a suicide
B Nantha KumarPublished 21 May 2020, 6:29 amModified 21 May 2020, 10:28 am1A+A–
An NGO lodged a report with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) yesterday after cyberbullying allegedly led to the suicide of a 20-year old woman.
Malaysian Tamilar Kural president David Marshel (photo, above) said the Facebook account that instigated the cyberbullying has since been deactivated after the woman’s death became public knowledge.
“The victim is a Malaysian from Bukit Mertajam, Penang. She made a ‘Tik-Tok’ video with her colleague who is a foreigner.
“However, the video was shared by the ‘Jocker Oruvan’ Facebook page, which accused her of having a relationship with the foreigner.
“It is understood that the victim died after feeling humiliated by the derogatory remarks she received from netizens,” David told Malaysiakini when contacted.
He said he has lodged the report on behalf of the victim’s family, while the victim’s brother has also lodged a police report on the incident.
“We hope the MCMC will take firm action against this Facebook account, which slandered a complete stranger to the point of causing death.
“It is also saddening that the Facebook account’s administrator refused to entertain the family’s explanation and their request to remove the video.
“We hope the MCMC will see this case as a precedent for taking stern action against Facebook accounts that only slander people,” David added.