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PBK chief, 4 others held over ‘Say no to PAS’ protest in Kuching
Published on: Thursday, November 24, 2022
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The convoy making its way to various parts of Kuching yesterday.
The convoy making its way to various parts of Kuching yesterday.
PETALING JAYA: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan and four other party leaders have been arrested over protests against Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) working with Perikatan Nasional in Kuching, Sarawak, yesterday.

According to China Press, Voon and the four PBK leaders held the protest to oppose GPS’ initial decision to form the government with PN, of which PAS is a key component.

The five were brought in for questioning at the Simpang Tiga police station in Kuching at about 11pm yesterday and were later arrested.

Police have applied for a remand order against them.

A convoy of vehicles was found going around Kuching yesterday evening, blaring “Say no to PAS”, amid reports that GPS was sticking to its decision to back PN in forming the government.

The convoy of five vehicles was seen in various parts of the city, including Carpenter Street and the Kuching open air market, with posters urging Sarawakians to oppose and protest GPS’ decision to support PN.

“We want (GPS chairman) Abang Johari Openg to withdraw (GPS’) support for PN chairman (Muhyiddin Yassin to become prime minister),” said one of the posters.

The Borneo Post had quoted Sarawak police chief Azman Ahmad Sapri as saying three police reports had been lodged against the five over the protests.

He said investigations were being conducted under Section 4 of the Sedition Act 1948, Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and the Road Transport Act 1987.

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