Everyone is talking and discuss about news recently about Influencer & Youtuber YBB attempted to commit suicide by jumping out of the building. People start to doubt that attempting commit suicide is a crime in Malaysia? Yes, it is based on Laws of Malaysia: Panel Code. If you try to comment, advice another person to commit suicide, you’re guilty too, Moreover, if you’re abets a minor for commit suicide more worst.
In Malaysia, suicide attempts themselves are criminal acts. But in each case, no matter which country, the judge won’t immediately slap a jail sentence and fine on someone who is found guilty. The circumstances and facts of the matter will be the deciding factor for the sentence given.
Section 309 of the Penal Code states:
Whoever attempts to commit suicide, and does any act towards the commission of such offence, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine or with both.
Section 306 of the Penal Code states:
If any person commits suicide, whoever abets the commission of such suicide shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.
‘Abet’ means to assist someone. In this case, it would be assisting someone in carrying out the act of suicide or to encourage/push them to commit suicide.
Section 305 of the Penal Code which states:
If any person under eighteen years of age, any insane person, any delirious person, any idiot, or any person in a state of intoxication, commits suicide, whoever abets the commission of such suicide shall be punished with death or imprisonment for a term which may extend to twenty years, and shall also be liable to fine.
Information based on Panel Code