Cyberbullying, threats force singer in SUPP music video into hiding

A screenshot of the video.

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KUCHING, May 8: The singer and composer of the Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) music video ‘Her Voice’ has came out of hiding to meet SUPP president Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian.
 
The artist, Chien Chien, has been in hiding after she came under attack and was threatened by cyber bullies since the controversial video featuring herself condemning Democratic Action Party (DAP) went viral.
 
“Yesterday (Sunday), I met my singer who came out from hiding, I told her to stay safe for the next few days.
 
“We didn’t force her to sing for us because all these are facts,” Dr Sim told reporters yesterday, saying that he advised Chien Chien to avoid unnecessary attention for the time being.
 
Sim, the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for Stampin, said it was the first time he met the singer as he was not present during the music video production.
 
Apologising for all the unpleasant inconvenience caused to Chien Chien, Dr Sim said he had advised her to lodge a police report as the threats were directed at her personally.
 
Sim said that Chien Chien had composed two songs for them and the party only paid a small professional fee for intellectual property rights.
 
The video ‘Her Voice’ was first aired during an SUPP ‘ceramah’. It was also uploaded on YouTube three days ago and shared on pro-BN Facebook page ‘Kuchingren’ (which means ‘Kuching people’ in Chinese)
 
The music video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh_6yWoReUQ
 
The music video, which started with Chien Chien narrating in Mandarin: “My name is Chien Chien. I am a Sarawakian singer. This is my message to Sarawak”, with English subtitles, has so far been viewed over 6,500 times. 
 
In the video, the singer related how she regretted being a DAP supporter in the past and how she came to realise that their promises were all lies.
 
However, the video has drawn many negatives comments attacking her, and SUPP leaders have openly condemned these cyber bullies. — DayakDaily