Cops open investigation paper on influencer's alleged racial slur at AR Rahman concert

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have opened an investigation paper on an influencer using the "@fatinamyralee" handle who is alleged to have made a racial slur on social media while at a concert at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium here on Saturday (Jan 28).

Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Zam Halim Jamaluddin said on Wednesday (Feb 1) that the police had received a report in connection with a viral clip related to the racial slur.

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"We have opened investigations for intentionally insulting, and thereby giving provocation to any person, intending or knowing it to be likely that such provocation will cause him to break the public peace, or to commit any other offence under Section 504 of the Penal Code.

"We are also investigating the case for misuse of network facilities under Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act," he said in a statement on Wednesday.

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"Until now, we have taken witnesses' statements and a detailed investigation is being carried out regarding this incident.

"The police advise the public not to make any speculation, assumption or opinion that may cause confusion, annoyance and public disorder," he said in a statement Wednesday night.

Zam Halim urged members of the public to contact the Cheras Police Hotline at 03-9284 5050/5051, the Kuala Lumpur Police Hotline at 03-2115 9999 or any nearby police station if they had any information regarding the incident.

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