By Norrasyidah Arshad
SHAH ALAM, Aug 10 — Those experiencing emotional stress are advised to join the Selangor Mental Sihat (Sehat) programme and obtain counselling services, said Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.
He said the state government views mental health issues seriously, to which it has allocated a total of RM1 million this year in order to handle the problem.
“Those still experiencing stress caused by various things including cyberbullying, Selangor has a method to deal with this.
“Contact the SELangkah app and seek advice on how to control and deal with emotional stress and mental health,” Amirudin in a video on TikTok.
He also called upon society to cease the habit of cyberbullying, given its highly detrimental effects which can also lead to death.
Amirudin was referring to the death of Shashikala Nagarajah, who died after hateful comments on her TikTok account.
“That such a thing could occur in Malaysia is both sad and inappropriate, and not in line with the manners and culture of local society.
“As such we must stop cyberbullying due to its profound effects. Eliminate cyberbullying, and let us deal with stress and mental problems properly,” he said.
The 44-year-old mother of three was reportedly cyberbullied over her appearance and handbag collection on her account, which had over 30,000 followers.