Author : Mark
Date : Jan 05,2023
She spent more than 20 hours hiding in a small concrete box after being "detected"
PETALING JAYA: In the midst of a local police investigation into the veracity of a viral video, a Russian content producer has disclosed information about her claimed ascent at the Kuala Lumpur Merdeka 118 building.
On January 4, "extreme roofer girl" Angela Nikolau tweeted that she had been keeping an eye on the building from a nearby rented flat for several weeks.
She then continued to race up the first 32 levels while claiming to have gained entrance to the building by donning a builder's costume, complete with spectacles and headscarf.
She spent more than 20 hours hiding in a small concrete box after being "detected," according to Nikolau. Later, when the construction workers were taking breaks, she seized the chance to ascend to the top of the structure.
Adding that she wants someone else to "own this feat," Nikolau stated she will be sharing an NFT of her ascent.
In response to Nikolau's tweet, Malaysian users of the social media site criticized her for trespassing and called some of her behaviors "disrespectful."
In a statement on Dec 29, PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Bhd said legal action will be taken against anyone found trepassing into Merdeka 118 as the building is still a live construction site.
“As it is private property, any trespassers will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law,” said a spokesman in the statement.
Police said they are working with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to investigate the authenticity of the video.
ages and videos from the event went popular on social media last week, reports of a pair who claimed to have scaled Merdeka 118 started to surface.
Legal action will be taken against anyone detected trespassing into Merdeka 118 because the structure is still under construction, PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Bhd stated in a statement on December 29.
Any trespassers "shall be held accountable to the greatest extent of the law since it is private property," a spokesman said in the statement.
According to the police, they are collaborating with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to look into the video's veracity.