Rapper Namewee in police custody over music video

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Wee Meng Chee, better known as rapper Namewee, is accused of insulting Islam in a music video he produced for a Taiwanese band. Saskia O’Donoghue reports.

Rapper Namewee in police custody over music video

A rapper is in hot water in Malaysia after producing a music video which allegedly insulted Islam.

Wee Meng Chee, who goes by the stage name Namewee, was kept in police custody for four days over a music video called “Oh My God!” that he directed and produced for a Taiwanese band.

Namewee is facing further police investigation over the alleged use of footage said to depict a mosque and the use of the words ‘Allah’ and ‘Mecca’.

A Penang police chief said the musician was being investigated for “injuring or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class”.

The offence carries a penalty of up to two years in jail, a fine, or both.

Malaysia, which is made up of mostly Muslims, is sensitive about communal relations between religious groups in the country.

In 2014, Malaysia’s highest court upheld a ruling barring a Christian publication from using the word ‘Allah’ for Malay-speaking non-Muslims, effectively denying use of the word to those who don’t practice Islam.

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