Michael Lim (林添富) made headlines in June this year when he and his younger sibling were blackmailed for RM500 by the police while heading to their stall in Kepong. Sensing something wasn’t right, Namewee (黃明志) stepped in to offer his assistance.
After being accused of giving false statement, the 21-year-old was released on a RM2000 bail. Since the incident, Michael shared that he hasn’t been able to resume business and had been looking for other jobs during this pandemic.
Following his bail, Michael took to Facebook to share 2 things that have been occupying his mind lately. Being born to a Chinese father and a Malay mother, people always seem to have an issue when it comes to his race. The Chinese would discriminate him because he’s half Malay while the Malays would say that he isn’t Malay enough.
“Here’s my issue – I earn an honest living with my own hands. I don’t steal. I don’t rob. At least my conscious is clear, which is much more than those who gossip about me can say,” he wrote. His court date is set on 1st October, and no doubt these legal proceedings have taken a toll on his mental health. It’s scary to be in his position where tomorrow is uncertain.
Thankfully, Namewee has been true to his word in helping him see this through. Despite going abroad for work, Michael shared that the Malaysian rapper and his lawyer have been advising him on the legal procedures and have offered their support along the way.
Namewee even shared Michael’s Facebook status and praised him for being brave. “Don’t give up! Dare to fight against injustice and tune out the naysayers,” the vocal celebrity said.
Source: China Press.