[Update, Feb 23]: Rapper Namewee has been remanded to assist investigations into his controversial Like A Dog music video.
City deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob said that the singer has been remanded for four days until Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR - Rapper Namewee has been arrested following four police reports lodged against him over his controversial "Like A Dog" video.
Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said the 34-year-old rapper was arrested at 2.45pm on Thursday (Feb 22).
"He was arrested as his video could have a negative impact on racial harmony in the country.
"He was detained under Section 298A of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act," said Comm Wan Ahmad in a statement.
Earlier, Namewee went to the Bukit Aman federal police headquarters to give his statement.
"I am not afraid because I believe Malaysia has justice," he said in the Facebook post that was accompanied by a picture of him at Bukit Aman.
Police had said they were tracking down Namewee as the video allegedly offended the feelings and sensitivities of the multi-racial community in the country.
On Feb 18, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the police had opened up investigation papers on Namewee with regard to his video clip.
The dog theme in the video was in conjunction with the Chinese Year of the Dog.
The controversial musician and director said that the video was shot by the side of a main road in Putrajaya, with the Prime Minister's Office a kilometre away in the background.