Hornbill Unleashed

August 23, 2016

Marina: What crime has Namewee committed?

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:01 PM

namewee-ditahanOffending sensibilities isn’t necessarily a crime, says human rights activist Marina Mahathir.

Commenting on the arrest of controversial rapper Namewee over his newest music video, Marina told FMT she felt the police action was extreme and probably prompted by a need to appease oversensitive Muslims.

“We can’t keep kowtowing to people who spend most of their time being offended. I find it rather offensive that they are offended,” she quipped.

Marina made a similar statement about oversensitive Muslims in a blog posting last January. She cited several “ridiculous things” that she said they would get hysterical over, including the alleged presence of pig DNA in chocolates and crucifix-like designs on the roofs of houses.

She had added that she couldn’t understand why Malaysian Muslims were not ashamed to admit their faith was weak and in need of constant protection.

Criticising Namewee’s arrest, she said, “He should not have been treated that way. The authorities should look at the video properly and find out what laws he has broken. Just because people are offended, it doesn’t mean that it’s a crime.”

She said she hadn’t seen the video herself.

The 33-year-old Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, was arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Sunday. He has been remanded for four days.

The offending video is for his song “Oh My God.” It shows him rapping in front of places of worship around the country.

Prematilaka KD Serisena, the Secretary-General of the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism had also spoken to FMT regarding the matter, saying that people needed a platform to voice their frustrations.

He said that the best way to deal with them was to hear them out. Sending Namewee to jail would only make matters worse, he added.

Sheith Khidhir Bin Abu Bakar



  1. Taking down a cross on a church is not an insult to Christianity?
    Why those buggers were not arrested?

    Comment by Basri — August 24, 2016 @ 2:47 PM | Reply

  2. A certain groups of malay NGOs are too sensitive and must learn to be more tolerant.

    Comment by Wahid — August 24, 2016 @ 9:07 AM | Reply

  3. All religion are good, but some of the uneducated / stupid idiots in BodohLand behave like uncivilised animals and think they own the religion. Most of them are parasites and do not contribute any economic value to the nation … eat and sleep and waiting for handouts all their lives and from generation to generation … they will be the first to die of hunger when the nation becomes bankrupt.

    Comment by Tigeryk — August 24, 2016 @ 6:22 AM | Reply

    • Please DON’T blame these AssHoles, as they are cultivated by the current CORRUPTED Gov, especially during the time of that Father of All Racist, now acting Angel,to attend BTN courses, to hate the nons,now he is tasting his own medicines, LKY must be Laughing in his grave,& MOST of these tak malu race are still thinking that the world belongs to them,poor kampong mentality folks…sad

      Comment by tiuniamah — August 24, 2016 @ 8:35 AM | Reply

  4. Typical Malay Muslims whose faith is so weak that it needs protection by village retards.

    Comment by Sang Kancil — August 24, 2016 @ 3:11 AM | Reply

    • Yet these AssHoles are still adopting HINDU ceremony in their wedding…lol

      Comment by tiuniamah — August 24, 2016 @ 8:36 AM | Reply

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