TTDI comedy club operators lodge police report against offensive video

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 10 Jul 2022

PETALING JAYA: Operators of the suspended comedy club in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur have lodged a police report against an individual for allegedly insulting Islam during a recent open mic show.

In a statement posted on Facebook, the Crackhouse Comedy Club also noted that the individual in question and her partner were banned from the venue immediately after the performance.

"The Crackhouse Comedy Club strongly condemns the contents of a now-viral TikTok video showing an individual allegedly insulting Islam during an open mic show on our premises," it said in the post on Sunday (July 10).

The club operators said the report was filed at the Taman Tun Dr Ismail police station with further details to be made known later.

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Their response came in the wake of a 54-second video clip of a recent skit at the club which went viral on social media.

It featured a woman wearing a headscarf and baju kurung, who claimed that she had memorised 15 juz of the Quran and then started to take off her headscarf and clothes on stage, down to a mini dress concealed underneath, reported Bernama.

On Saturday (July 9), Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) director Datuk Mohd Ajib Ismail said the viral video is being investigated by the department's enforcement division.

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He said the investigations were being done under the Syariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act 1997 (Act 559) for the offence of insulting or causing contempt against Islam.

He said offenders can be fined not more than RM3,000 or imprisoned for a term not exceeding two years, or both, if convicted.

It was also confirmed that police are investigating the incident following a report lodged on Saturday (July 9).

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The case is being investigated under Section 298A of the Penal Code for causing disunity and spurring hatred among the people, and under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for misusing network facilities.

On Sunday, Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Jalaluddin Alias said Kuala Lumpur City Hall had suspended the comedy club's operations over the video clip.

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