PBK sec-gen says called up by cops over TikTok videos on Sarawak independence


SIBU: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) secretary-general Priscilla Lau was summoned to the central police station right here over quite a few TikTok videos she uploaded on Sarawak’s rights to independence.

Lau stated she was being investigated underneath Section 505(b) of the Penal Code for allegedly publishing or circulating any assertion, hearsay or report with intent to trigger, or which is prone to trigger concern or alarm to the general public, or any part of the general public.

Lau, who was accompanied by her lawyer brother Roger, admitted importing the videos however claimed there was no incitement in them.

Those videos had been academic and all the data was obtained by means of the Internet, she stated in an announcement.

“During the lead-up to the lately concluded twelfth Sarawak Election, I uploaded quite a few videos to TikTok on Sarawak’s proper to independence. Today, I went to the Central Police Station to reply a number of experiences in opposition to me regarding these videos,” she stated.

In the videos she had spoken on Sarawak’s proper to independence by means of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI).

“I additionally spoke on Malaya’s independence in 1957 from Great Britain and Singapore’s separation from Malaysia in 1965. All this info and information are written in historical past books. Students research these in colleges,” she stated.

“I’ll proceed to face on the facet of Sarawak and communicate on her proper to Merdeka (independence),” stated Lau, who contested and misplaced within the Bukit Assek seat within the state election on Dec 18.

Joseph Chieng of Gabungan Parti Sarawak polled 4,684 votes to win the seat in a six-cornered battle.

Acting Sibu district police chief Supt Dr Collin Babat confirmed the investigation, and stated 12 experiences had been lodged in opposition to Lau. – Bernama

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