Rapper detained for ‘insulting Islam’
A popular Malaysian rapper and film director has been arrested over a music video which allegedly disrespects Islam. Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, was arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport where he was returning from overseas on August 21. The word “Allah” and sounds of the Islamic call to prayer were said to be used in the four-minute Mandarin music video, titled “Oh My God”. The video featured footage of Namewee and other singers performing inside a mosque and a church as well as at Hindu, Buddhist and Taoist temples.