On Wednesday, Reuters reported that the unnamed 16-year-old girl committed suicide on Monday after she shared a question to her Instagram Story feature asking followers, "Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L [death or life]".
Sarawak Police chief Aidil Bolhassan said she was found dead at the bottom of a building in the city of Kuching, on the island of Borneo.
"The poll showed 69% of the girl's followers chose 'D", Aidil said.
The news agency reported that Instagram had reviewed the teenager's account and found that the online poll, which ran over a 24-hour period, ended with 88% votes for "L" (life), said Wong Ching Yee, Instagram's head of communications in the Asia-Pacific.
Ramkarpal Singh, a lawyer and member of parliament said that those who voted for the "death" on teenager's poll, could be guilty of abetting a suicide, and urged authorities to investigate the circumstances leading to her death.
"Would she have heeded the advice of netizens to seek professional help had they done so?"
While social media can offer teens a sense of community and personal voice, it can also impact their mental well-being.
"With respect, classifying the case as sudden death at this stage may not be the right decision without such further investigations".
"I am genuinely anxious about the state of our youth's mental health".
Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq tweeted that he was "genuinely worried" about the state of mental health of young people in Malaysia.
In describing what happened to the victim was "most unfortunate", he said it should serve as a reminder of how some people were vulnerable and the need to take this seriously.
The girl's body has been taken for a post-mortem, but officers say the death is not being viewed as suspicious.
"As part of our own efforts, we urge everyone to use our reporting tools and to contact emergency services if they see any behaviour that puts people's safety at risk", the statement said.
Brit teen Molly Russell, 14, took her own life in 2017 after viewing sick content about suicide on social media, leading to the United Kingdom government threatening to ban some content.
Her father publicly blamed Instagram for his daughter's death, which led to the Facebook-owned platform banning graphic and self harm-related pictures.