Cops seek remand extension for Namewee, alleged to have insulted Islam (VIDEO)

Rapper Namewee is bought to court to extend his remand, August 25, 2016. ― Picture by KE Ooi
Rapper Namewee is bought to court to extend his remand, August 25, 2016. ― Picture by KE Ooi

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GEORGE TOWN, Aug 25 — Rapper Namewee was brought to the Penang courthouse early this morning at about 8.45am as police waits for further instructions from the deputy public prosecutor's office.

After three hours in the courthouse lockup, the 33-year-old Johorean born Wee Meng Chee was brought to another lockup at about 11.40pm where his remand is expected to be extended.

Dressed in a white shirt with bold black prints, Wee, who was handcuffed as he was brought from one lockup to another, is being investigated over his controversial music video Oh My God.

Northeast district police chief ACP Mior Faridalatrash Wahid has reportedly said the police have already submitted the full investigation papers to DPP's office for further instructions.

Wee was remanded for four days from Monday after he was brought to Penang the night before.

He was investigated under Section 295 of the Penal Code for defiling a place of worship with intention to insult the religion.

The section carries with it a jail term of up to two years, a fine or both upon conviction.

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