A TikTok user, @jackh3r3r, was asked about the meaning of the phrase “Au au salakau”, to which he then provided an explanation and his interpretation of what the phrase means.
The TikTok user explained that the phrase “Au au salaku” means “hello dear officer”.
“So ya, ‘au au salakau’ is how you address the police. It is a very formal way to say ‘hello dear officer’.”
- “thanks dude! i tried it with the SPF and they gave me free accommodation and food after that!”
- “yea bro tips to get you arrested in 2 seconds”
- “instructions unclear…..suddenly im in jail right now”
“Au au salakau” is of course a gang slogan popularly being chanted by secret society members to show their affiliation to the gang 369.
It is an offence to be a member of an unlawful society under Section 14(3) of the Societies Act 1966 and Section 34(7)(a) of the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020.
Anyone found guilty of being a member of an unlawful society can be jailed for up to three years, fined up to S$5,000, or both.
The Police have zero tolerance towards secret society activities and will not hesitate to take strong actions, including invoking the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act that provides for detention without trial, against anyone involved in secret society and criminal activities that threatens the public safety, peace and good order.
Members of the public are advised to steer clear of secret society activities and to report those engaging in such unlawful activities to the Police immediately.