15 Aug – Hong Kong singer-actress Miriam Yeung has recently released a statement denying that she is a supporter of the Hong Kong Independence movement.
As reported on The Stand, the statement, which was shared by her management company Right Track Culture on its official Instagram account on 14 August, read, "I have always supported the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, and insist that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is an inseparable part of the People's Republic of China."
"Recently, there have been many false reports and malicious personal attacks on the Internet. We condemn fabricated reports that Miriam Yeung supported Hong Kong independence. Miriam Yeung has always loved China and Hong Kong," the statement added, stressing that they have no issue taking legal action against slanderers.
The singer has also forwarded the statement on her Weibo account, and wrote, "I was born and raised in Hong Kong. I love this land and my country. I believe tomorrow will be better."
The statement came following the many reports that the singer was supporting the extradition bill protest, after sharing a black and white image with the word "RIP" on social media following news of the death of a 35-year-old protester who was involved in the march.
She had since removed the said photo. Miriam has also stopped updating her Instagram since June, claiming that the said social media account was hacked.
(Photo Source: Right Track Culture Instagram)