Malaysia continues its slide into complete sharia law, arresting the singer called "Namawee" today for making a music video said to be "insulting to Islam." You be the judge:
Police have arrested a popular but controversial Malaysian singer, after complaints that his most recent music video "insulted Islam".
Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, was detained on Sunday.
The video of his song Oh My God, which was first released in July, features him and others rapping in front of places of worship around Malaysia.
Namewee, who is known for profanity-laced music, says that Oh My God was intended to promote religious harmony.
Singing in Mandarin Chinese, he rose to fame about five years ago and is also popular in Taiwan and China. In one of his videos he questions Malaysia's national energy provider over a blackout and another one features a parody of the national anthem, which almost landed him in jail.
The BBC article mentions a video Namawee made in his defense, explaining that the song was "made to promote religious harmony". It may be the video below, but that is difficult to be ascertain:
Below, a video of his arrest: