Comedy club case: Woman, boyfriend to be charged, say police

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 12 Jul 2022

PETALING JAYA: The woman who performed at a comedy club's open mic night and her boyfriend will be charged together, say police.

Police secretary Deputy Comm Datuk Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin said the authorities have submitted the investigation papers to the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC).

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He added that the woman - Siti Nuramira Abdullah - would be charged under Section 298A of the Penal Code for causing disunity and spurring hatred among the people, while her boyfriend, Alexander Navin Vijayachandran, will be charged under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for misusing network facilities.

"The remand on Siti Nuramira that ends on July 12 (Tuesday) will be extended for one day until July 13 (Wednesday)," said DCP Noorsiah.

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She also said the duo will be charged at 9am at the special cyber court at Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.

Last weekend, a 54-second video circulated on social media showing a woman claiming to have memorised 15 juz of the Quran and then discarding her tudung and baju kurung, leaving her in low-cut top and short skirt.

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The video was of a performance during an open-mic night at the Crackhouse Comedy Club in TTDI.

The woman involved in the controversial video was arrested on July 9 and was initially remanded at the Brickfields police headquarters beginning Saturday (July 9) for three days until July 12.

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On Sunday (July 10) DBKL announced the temporary suspension of the comedy club pending investigations of licenses of the premises.

On Monday (July 11), the police also announced that they have arrested the boyfriend of the woman by the Classified Criminal Investigation Unit of Bukit Aman.

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The boyfriend of the woman is currently being remanded for three days from July 11 to July 13.

The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) conducted their own preliminary investigation into the viral video of the woman’s routine, which allegedly insulted Islam.

Jawi director Datuk Mohd Ajib Ismail said the preliminary investigation was carried out by its enforcement division.

Under the Syariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act 1997, those found guilty of insulting or causing contempt against Islam can be fined up to RM3,000 or imprisoned for up to two years, or both.

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