Malaysian rapper accused of insulting Islam released on bail

By REUTERS
August 25, 2016 13:31

 
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KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysian rapper, who had been held in police custody for four days over a music video he produced that allegedly insulted Islam, was released on bail on Thursday, while the country's attorney-general decides whether to press charges.

Wee Meng Chee, an ethnic Chinese and non-Muslim, is alleged to have shot part of the video in a mosque in the state of Penang and to have used the words "Allah" and "Mecca".

The 33-year-old artist, whose stage name is Namewee, did not speak to the media after a magistrate's court ordered his release.

Race and religion are sensitive issues in Malaysia's multi-ethnic society. The country's ethnic Malay majority are Muslim, while the Chinese and Indian ethnic minorities are mainly Buddhist, Christian or Hindu.

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