GEORGE TOWN, Aug 25 – Controversial rapper and musician Wee Meng Chee, better known as Namewee, remand extended at George Town magistrate’s court here on this morning. The remand has been rejected by Assistant Court Registrar Ahmad Tajudin Zain and Namewee has been brought to IPD, George Town, Penang.
Earlier today, Namewee was taken to the George Town courthouse at 8.30am, with his hands cuffed behind his back and was led in by two police officers. After the decision was made at 12.10pm, Namewee’s lawyer, T Tharuma, told reporters that Tajudin denied the application by the police to extend the remand.
Tharuma said Tajudin had ordered for Namewee to be released immediately. However, the rapper was instead taken away by police in a marked Proton Preve car. He said police are still holding Namewee and have taken him to Patani Road police station. He said police refuse to told why they are taking Namewee to the police station.
The lawyer said Namewee would be released at 5pm, pending the expiration of his four day remand order. Later, Northeast district police chief ACP Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said Namewee had been brought to the Patani Road police station, to be released on police bail.
Namewee has been arrested at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as he arrived from Taiwan at 3.30pm on August 21, and was later taken to Penang where he was held in police custody. On the next day, Namewee was remanded for four days to be investigated over four-minute Namewee’s music video clip shot at a mosque in Tanjung Bungah here, titled ‘Oh My God’, which went viral last month, was allegedly insults Islam as well as other faiths.