Sometimes, speculations come with the best twists! In this case, it’s the mysterious disappearance of local rapper-turned-activist, Caprice which was reported by media outlets nationwide. However, it has come to light that he is indeed not missing, as per a police statement released last night, 21st August.
Caprice also took to Instagram in the wee hours of the morning to state that the investigating officer managed to get a hold of him and Interpol is not searching for him either. Adding on, he said, “The media took it out of context and headlines made it seem like an unusual case, leading to people commenting that I was missing or on the run. Thank God, everything is ok. No criminal cases were opened and the Wangsa Maju police only asked for my statement. Thank you @pdrmsia_official for a clear and professional explanation. I want to thank them for reminding me of my safety in this area. God willing, after achieving a few of my milestones, I will safely reach Malaysia.”
The police, initially said that they requested Interpol’s assistance to trace the activist, whose original name is Ariz Ramli and Cinta Gaza Malaysia, chief executive officer, Nadir Al-Nuri Kamaruzaman.
A police report was lodged against them by Muslim preacher, Ebit Irawan Ibrahim Lew, or better known as Ebit Lew last month, and this led to Wangsa Maju police chief, Ashari Abu Samah saying that the request was made on 16th August to obtain online statements from the individuals.
Moreover, Ashari said that he tried contacting the duo through email and the contact numbers stipulated on Caprice’s social media page. However, they failed and was forced to contact the international police body earlier this week. Nevertheless, this case is being investigated under Section 500 and 504 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998.
As background information, on 21st July, Ebit Lew lodged a police report at the Dang Wangi police station over numerous accusations aimed against him by Caprice via his social media page — stating that Malaysians have been deceived by Ebit Lew. The accusation which was on Caprice’s Instagram page was then deleted and according to him, Gazans have confronted him over photos of Ebit Lew handing out toys to Palestinian children which have subsequently boosted his social media presence.
This was not taken lightly by netizens who claimed that Caprice was blinded by jealousy due to the fact that Ebit Lew has successfully entered Gaza while Caprice still had to request permission from the Israeli authorities to enter the Holy Land. This crisis caught the attention of Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Abd Jalil Hassan who later, warned netizens from sensationalising this and stern action would be taken against those who fail to comply with this warning.
On 19th July, however, Caprice apologised and removed his Instagram post, replacing it with an apology post, seeking forgiveness from Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Idris Sultan Ibrahim, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Ebit Lew, and Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Rahim.
Nevertheless, it’s great to know that Caprice is safe and sound however, it should be known that every action has its consequence and Caprice shouldn’t have accused someone falsely without hard evidence.
Source: The Vibes