PBK mulls legal action against parties for alleged defamation during 12th Sarawak Election

Voon (left) and PBK’s vice president Peter Asut at the press conference today.

KUCHING, Dec 30: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) is looking into taking legal action against those it claims have “harmed” the party and its leaders by defaming it before and during the 12th Sarawak Election.

Its president Voon Lee Shan said the party will not bow down to those who intended to harm and hurt the party and its leaders for pursuing its mission of seeking independence for Sarawak.

“I wish to tell those who caused harm to us or to our party, that they must not take our tolerance and silence as a sign of weakness.

“This is because we may take legal actions to those who caused fear in our supporters to come to vote or who support us.

“We may wish to take legal actions against those who use the police, MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) and any other government agencies to cause inconvenience to us,” he told reporters during a press conference today.

Voon said there was one report lodged against PBK party leaders and its candidates to MACC before the 12th Sarawak Election and during the election campaigning period.

As a result, Voon added that he was asked to provide a statement to MACC at the latter’s office on Dec 12.

On a question that he was asked to provide a statement to the MACC, Voon pointed out that he never received any official letter or prior information from the commission that he was required to be present at the latter’s office to give statement. — DayakDaily