Rapper Namewee arrested over CNY video clip

PHOTO: YouTube screengrab

[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.  

我來警察總部投案了。相信馬來西亞有公平正義。謝謝大家關心 。 Selamat Pagi KL! Saya kini berada di Bukit Aman untuk memberi keterangan. Saya tak...

Posted by Namewee 黃明志 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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.

黃明志已經正式被警方扣留,我們一直都跟警方配合調查。現在在新年期間,希望黃明志在裡面不會有事情。謝謝大家的支持!讓我們一起為他祈禱。希望法官會公平處理,也希望明天就能出來。 Namewee kini telah ditahan untuk...

Posted by Namewee 黃明志 on Thursday, February 22, 2018