Thanks For Not Arresting Me Namewee Tells Cops
Controversial rapper Namewee surrendered to police for questioning on Monday. (Facebook pic)PETALING JAYA: Controversial rapper and film director Namewee, who faces a police investigation over his latest movie BABI, has been released by police after having his statement taken.
Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, said he cooperated fully with the police.
“I would like to thank them for not arresting me. Now, we’ll see if the prosecutor will charge me. Hoping for the best,” he wrote on Facebook.
He also said that he was wanted by police thrice and that he had returned to Malaysia voluntarily.
Namewee said he hopes authorities would appreciate his sincerity and added that there was no need for him to run as he did not do anything wrong.
Namewee went to Taiwan in July and attended a music awards ceremony where he was a nominee for song of the year.
He surrendered himself at the Dang Wangi police station this morning, after completing his seven day quarantine .
In a Facebook post earlier today, Namewee said this was the eighth time he took the “initiative to cooperate with the police in an investigation as a musician and filmmaker”.
Namewee was the subject of a police report over his 2020 film BABI which depicts racial tension and hate speech.
The report was lodged by Perikatan Nasional Youth member Mohammad Azwan Azmi about the film poster which he said touched on racial sensitivities.
Azwan said the poster contained the words “Melayu Bodoh,” “India Keling” and “China babi”. - FMT
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