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Sunday, 18 February 2018 | MYT 9:30 AM

Police begin probe against Namewee over CNY video clip

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have opened an investigation paper against controversial artiste Namewee (pic) over his recent Chinese New Year-themed video clip "Like A Dog".  

"The investigation paper has been opened and we are working with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)," said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun after launching a motorcycle convoy to bring awareness to the Tabung Amanah Warisan Polis, in conjunction with the 211th Police Day, Sunday (Feb 18).  

The IGP added that the singer was known to not be in the country currently.  

"The case is being investigated under Section 298 of the Penal Code (for uttering words with intent to wound the religious feelings of any person), and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, for improper use of network facilities," he said.  

In the video, the singer and dancers are seen wearing dog masks and dancing suggestively in the vicinity of the Putra Mosque in Putrajaya.  

The dog theme in the video was in conjunction with the Chinese Year of the Dog.