Cops record statements from director, actor over 'Mentega Terbang' movie


KUALA LUMPUR: Police have taken statements from a director and an actor over investigations into the "Mentega Terbang" movie.

Police secretary Deputy Comm Datuk Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin said police from the CID special investigations unit recorded the statements of the two at around 10am on Friday (March 10).

"They will also be recording statements from the film publisher on March 14.

"The case is still under investigation and we will update further on the latest developments," she said in a statement on Friday.

Director Khairi Anwar Jailani and actor Arjun Thanaraju went to Bukit Aman for questioning today morning.

Khairi Anwar said they cooperated fully with the police in its investigations.

"Our job is to highlight current issues, and our creativity and freedom of expression should not be controlled," he said.

Their lawyer Zaid Malek said they were informed that the case was being investigated under.

Section 298A and Section 505(b) of the Penal Code for causing disharmony and making statements that lead to public alarm and distress as well as Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for misuse of network facilities.

It was reported on Monday (March 6) that Bukit Aman had received eight police reports in connection with the movie.

On Sunday (March 5), the Communications and Digital Ministry referred the case to National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to take action over the movie production.

Minister Fahmi Fadzil had said that the both entities were investigating all aspects of regulation infringements committed by the production team.

Previously, clips from the movie went viral.

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