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Rapidly rising suicides should jolt Malaysia's leaders into action

Criminalization must be replaced by treatment and care

| Malaysia
Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, Malaysia is suffering from an amalgamation of related crises.   © Sipa/AP

Marina Mahathir is a writer and human rights activist based in Kuala Lumpur.

Scrolling through my Instagram feed, a picture on a friend's account stopped me short. It showed a large man in a T-shirt and shorts hanging by the neck from a Kuala Lumpur bridge. Upset, I messaged my friend to tell him to delete it.

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