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By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, Jan 10: Tomson Ango’s nightmare is over after the police took his statement to end the investigation against him in connection with independence and election matters during the 12th Sarawak Election campaign.
Tomson, who was Parti Bumi Kenyalang’s (PBK) candidate for N26 Gedong in the 12th Sarawak Election last month, was called for questioning at Siburan police station for the first time on Dec 16, 2021.
He came forward again for questioning today, but this time his wife, Leena Chin, was also called in by the police.
The interrogation occurred from 12.33pm to 1.37pm at Siburan police station.
Tomson told DayakDaily that the police had just taken his statement and his wife’s before closing the case report.
“I was made to understand that a fellow supporter of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has lodged a report against me to seek clarification on my political campaigns.
“But after I gave my statement to the police, they learned that it was not a big deal. But for me, it was a serious matter of harassment against my family and me, as well as my party and our supporters,” he said.
He also disclosed that his wife was called in for questioning due to her distributing campaign materials.
PBK president Voon Lee Shan, who was also present, claimed the alleged harassment had caused fear among the public, leading to a low turnout of voters during polling day.
He also said he would highlight the matter through a proper forum for the world to see.
“We would write to our foreign correspondents including the United Nations (UN) to highlight the ills of election in Malaysia or Sarawak particularly.
“We hope that other countries, especially third world countries, would pick it up and see that the rights of the people are protected,” he stressed. ― DayakDaily