In connection with a newly trending TikTok video on the purported reduction of government subsidies, a former Senator, Siti Aishah Shaik Ismail, had a statement collected from her at the Sungai Senam police station.
She was visited by an officer from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the police. She had a statement taken from her by MCMC at approximately 1.45 pm on 27 June for the purpose of an investigation, according to Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid, the chief of the Perak police.
Siti Aishah was elected as a Senator by Penang State Legislative Assembly and she held that position from 22 June 2015 until 2 June 2018.
It is believed that the Siti Aishah investigation was conducted in accordance with the MCMC Act 1998. The act gives MCMC the powers to supervise and regulate the communications and multimedia activities in Malaysia, and to enforce the communications and multimedia laws of Malaysia, and for related matters.
She is currently facing two charges, one for the TikTok video and another one is a police report made by a NGO concerning what she said in the video.
She said in a video clip she posted on TikTok on the subsidy issue that a number of subsidies would be eliminated as of 1 July and that this could lead to a backlash against the government from the general populace.
Below is the said TikTok video of Siti Aishah claiming the subsidies will be removed.