Malaysia seeks Interpol’s help to probe rapper

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Bangkok, Aug 23 (IANS) Malaysian Police announced on Tuesday that it will seek help from Interpol to track down three Taiwanese artistes who appeared in a video of Malaysian rapper Namewee, who has been detained for allegedly insulting Islam.

The three Taiwanese had left for their home country after taking part in the recording of video Oh My God which Malaysian authorities claim was insulting to Islam, according to Penang Police Chief Datuk Abdul Ghafar Rajab, Efe news reported citing local news agency Bernama.

Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, was arrested on Sunday and the authorities on Monday extended his detention for at least another four days.

The rapper may face a two-year imprisonment if he is found guilty.

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In the video, Namewee appears to be rapping outside several places of worship and he claims that it was composed to encourage inter-religious understanding.

Malaysia and Indonesia are the two main countries in southeast Asia where Islam is the dominant religion.



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