‘Oh My God’ Namewee remanded

 |Aug 22, 2016
Namewee remanded for four days over his controversial video 'Oh My God'.
Namewee remanded for four days in George Town over his controversial video ‘Oh My God’.

Controversial rapper Namewee was today handed a four-day remand order in George Town court for “defiling a place of worship with intention to insult the religion”.

Assistant Court Registrar Ahmad Tajudin Zaini granted the remand order against Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee.

Johorean Namewee, 33, was detained at around 3.30pm at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Sunday and handed over to Penang police.

George Town police are investigating Namewee under Section 295 of the Penal Code over his controversial music video ‘Oh My God’, that alleged insulted Islam.

The four-minute clip, produced and directed Namewee for Taiwanese band Nine-One-One, was shot in several places of worship in Penang.

The video clip featured a group of four men singing a song in Mandarin.

The video, which went viral, drew flaks from the local community and several parties – including a non-governmental organisation – lodged police reports on the matter.

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Athi Shankar has been a journalist for past 30 years. He believes that democratic rights come with responsibility.