PBK sec-gen says he was called by cops for TikTok videos on Sarawak independence
SIBU: Bumi Kenyalang Party (PBK) General Secretary Priscilla Lau was summoned to the central police station here over numerous TikTok videos she posted about Sarawak’s rights to independence.
Lau said she was under investigation under section 505 (b) of the Penal Code for allegedly publishing or circulating a statement, rumor or report with intent to provoke, or which is likely to cause fear or alarm in the public, or any section of the Public.
Lau, who was accompanied by her lawyer brother Roger, admitted to uploading the videos but claimed they did not contain any inducements.
These videos were educational and all information was obtained via the internet, she said in a statement.
âIn the run-up to Sarawak’s 12th election which just ended, I uploaded many videos to TikTok about Sarawak’s right to independence. Today I went to the central police station to responding to several reports against me regarding these videos, âshe said.
In the videos, she spoke about Sarawak’s right to independence through the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI).
âI also talked about the independence of Malaysia in 1957 from Great Britain and the separation of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965. All of this information and facts are written in history books. study in schools, âshe said.
“I will continue to stand with Sarawak and speak out about its right to Merdeka (independence),” said Lau, who contested and lost Bukit Assek’s seat in the state elections on December 18.
Joseph Chieng of Gabungan Party Sarawak got 4,684 votes to win the seat in a six-party fight.
Sibu District Acting Police Chief Superintendent Dr Collin Babat confirmed the investigation and said 12 reports have been filed against Lau. -Bernama