Uh oh, it looks like Namewee is in trouble again.
The controversial rapper had a statement posted on his official Facebook page today (Thursday, 22nd February). The announcement stated that the 34-year-old musician was remanded by the police over his controversial “Like A Dog” Chinese New Year video.
“I came to the police headquarters today. I am not afraid as I believe in the country’s justice system. I thank everyone for their support,” the statement reads. The caption was accompanied by a photo of Namewee himself saluting beside the Jalan Bukit Aman street sign.
Earlier on Sunday (18th February) Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun
told reporters that an investigation was being carried out against Namewee. It is believe that his “Like A Dog” visual had allegedly had offended the feelings and sensitivities of many citizens.
The video was shot in Putrajaya, near the Perdana Putra Building where the Prime Minister’s Office is located. In conjunction with the Year of the Dog, “Like A Dog” showed a group of people wear dog masks and carrying out vulgar dances.
Namewee’s case is being investigated under Section 298 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
UPDATE (23rd February)
Things are not looking good for Namewee. City deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob stated that the Malaysian musician has been remanded for four days. That means he will only be released on Monday (26th February).
Source: The Star.