KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — An secular Chinese rapper in Malaysia has been incarcerated for allegedly scornful Islam in his latest song video.
Wee Meng Chee, popularly famous as Namewee, was incarcerated Sunday during Kuala Lumpur’s airfield as he returned from abroad. Police on Monday performed a justice sequence to reason a 33-year-old thespian for 4 days to examine him on guess of “defiling a place of ceremony with goal to insult religion.”
The video, “Oh My God,” was expelled final month. It facilities Wee and 3 other singers rapping in Mandarin in front of several places of ceremony and regulating a word “Allah,” that means God in a Malay language. Enraged Malay Islamic activists lodged military complaints opposite Wee, observant a video was bold and unpleasant to Islam.
Wee has shielded a video, observant it was meant to foster eremite harmony.
It is not a initial time Wee has caused controversy. In one of his beginning videos, he mocked a inhabitant anthem and was criticized for secular slurs. He also constructed a film that was criminialized by a supervision in 2014 for portraying inhabitant agencies in a disastrous way.
Race and sacrament are supportive issues in Malaysia, where a secular Malay infancy has generally lived peacefully with vast Chinese and Indian minorities given secular riots in 1969 left during slightest 200 people dead.
However, secular Chinese and Indians have mostly complained of being treated foul in jobs and preparation and are denied full leisure of religion.