Police call in PBK secretary-general over TikTok videos

Priscilla (right) with Roger at the CPS.

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By William Isau

SIBU, Jan 3: Parti Bumi Kenyalang’s (PBK) Priscilla Lau today showed up at the Sibu Central Police Station (CPS) concerning several TikTok videos she uploaded on Sarawak’s right to independence.

She was accompanied by her lawyer, Roger Lau, who is also her brother.


She said she is being investigated under Section 505 (b) of the Penal Code for publishing or circulating any statement, rumour, or report with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause fear or alarm to the public, or any section of the public.

The offence carries a prison term of up to 2 years, a fine, or both.

“During the lead-up to the recently concluded 12th Sarawak Election, I uploaded numerous videos to TikTok on Sarawak’s right to independence. Today, I went to the Central Police Station to answer multiple reports against me concerning those videos.

“My videos were educational as all the information was obtained through the Internet,” she said in a statement.

Priscilla, who was PBK’s candidate for Bukit Assek, claimed no incitement of any kind in her TikTok videos.

“I spoke on Sarawak’s right to independence through the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). I also spoke on Malaya’s independence in 1957 from Great Britain and Singapore’s separation from Malaysia in 1965. All this information and facts are written in history books. Students study these in schools,” she asserted.

The secretary-general of PBK said she believes in freedom of speech for all as provided in the constitution.

“Facts, history, and the law cannot and must not be twisted. The people have a right to know of their rights. I will continue to stand on the side of Sarawak and speak on her right to Merdeka (independence),” she said. ― DayakDaily