Namewee arrested


PETALING JAYA: Controversial rapper Namewee has been arrested at KLIA after arriving home from overseas on Sunday.

The 33-year-old was detained at 3.30pm at the airport.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the rapper, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, will be brought to Penang for further investigations.

He will be produced in court to be remanded tomorrow.

On Saturday, Namewee posted the official music video of Oh My God! On his Youtube channel.

He posted on Facebook, “OH MY GOD it’s here! Wishing everyone a hungry ghost festival :) Jiu Yi Yi. PDRM sila tengok MV baru Namewee! (PDRM please see Namewee’s new music video!)

Earlier this month Penang police chief Comm Datuk Abdul Ghafar Rajab said Namewee’s arrest would facilitate the investigation into reports lodged against him over the video which features Penang’s floating mosque in Tanjung Bungah as a backdrop, among others.

Claiming that Namewee insulted Islam in his latest production, 20 non-governmental organisations lodged police reports against the entertainer who is no stranger to controversy, having gained notoriety for some provocative videos earlier.

The four-minute clip, directed and produced by Namewee, features a Taiwanese band called Nine-One-One and was shot in places of worship in Penang.

In a separate video, Namewee said he released the music video with the intention of promoting religious harmony.

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