PETALING JAYA, Feb 22 — Bukit Aman has confirmed the arrest and remand of 34-year-old controversial entertainer, Namewee today.
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Director Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin in a statement said Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee was picked up by police at 2.45pm.
The statement further read that he was emanded following four police reports made against him with regard to a recent Chinese New Year music video that was deemed to be racially and religiously insensitive.
Earlier today, the administrator of his official Facebook page also stated he had been hauled up.
“Namewee has been officially remanded. We will continue to cooperate with police for investigation.
“Thanks for your continuous support. Let’s pray and hope that Namewee will be released tomorrow,’’ the post said.
In an earlier Facebook post, Namewee said he was present at Bukit Aman to give a statement over the video.
“I am not afraid as I believe there is justice in Malaysia,” he said.
Last week, Namewee uploaded a video clip for Chinese New Year titled Like A Dog that showed people wearing dog costumes dancing suggestively in Putrajaya.
Complaints appear to be focused on a mosque that is visible at a distance in the background.
Namewee is being investigated under Section 298 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for his latest video.