Under Malaysian law, those found guilty of anti-religious activity can be punished with a jail term of two to five years. Photo: Nora Tam

Malaysian jailed for more than 10 years for insulting Islam on social media

  • Three other social media users have also been charged with insulting Islam, causing racial disharmony
  • The misuse of communication networks carries a maximum one year in jail
Topic |   Malaysia

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Under Malaysian law, those found guilty of anti-religious activity can be punished with a jail term of two to five years. Photo: Nora Tam
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Rapper Namewee, or Wee Meng Chee, left, is arrested over his 2018 video for Like a Dog. Photo: AP

Malaysia’s bad-boy rapper Namewee: out of jail, but are China’s censors ready?

  • Bad-boy rapper Namewee was once a thorn in the side of the Malaysian government, criticised for insulting both the country and Islam.
  • Now he’s back with a green light for his once-banned film Banglasia. What gives?
Topic |   Malaysia

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Rapper Namewee, or Wee Meng Chee, left, is arrested over his 2018 video for Like a Dog. Photo: AP
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