Crackhouse Comedy Club co-founder detained

KUALA LUMPUR: A Crackhouse Comedy Club co-founder has been detained by police in connection with a woman who had allegedly insulted Islam in a performance at the club recently.

It is learnt that the 39-year-old man was detained at about 1.30pm on Thursday (July 14) by Bukit Aman CID's Special Investigation Unit.

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He will be held at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters overnight.

Sources said that the man will be brought to court on Friday for the remand process.

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Several police reports were lodged against the suspect following the woman's controversial performance recently.

Bukit Aman is expected to issue a statement on the arrest soon.

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On Wednesday (July 13), a couple under fire for allegedly pulling off an indecent act at a comedy club’s open mic night and then uploading a video of it on social media has been charged in court.

Siti Nuramira Abdullah, 26, and her boyfriend V. Alexander Navin, 38, pleaded not guilty to three charges in two separate courts.

Siti Nuramira was charged under Section 298A(1)(a) of the Penal Code for causing disharmony, disunity, or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will, or prejudicing the maintenance of harmony or unity, on the grounds of religion.

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At the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court, Navin was slapped with two charges for making and sharing an offensive posting on his Instagram account on June 5 and on his YouTube account on June 16.

Both charges were filed under Section 233 (1) (a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

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