SAPP's RM5,000 bounty for information on fake viral video pays off

KOTA KINABALU: After offering a RM5,000 award for information on a viral doctored video attacking its president, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has received new leads on those responsible for editing the clip.

SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said the party has received further information on the origin of the 16-second clip which used foul language in Hakka to describe him.

“The information that we have received so far points to Tawau as the origin of this offensive clip. I would like to thank the public for sharing what they know,” he said in a statement on Tuesday (April 17).

Yong added that he would personally turn over all information that SAPP had received about the matter to the police.

On Monday (April 16), The Star reported that SAPP is offering a RM5,000 reward for any useful information on the video.

This follows a police report lodged by Yong on April 11, after the clip went viral on social media a day earlier.

In the doctored video, Yong's voice has been dubbed over by another man's voice, describing Yong in foul language.

On Apr, SAPP released the original video along with portions of the doctored clip.

Yong said this was to let the public know what was the real content in the original video.

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