Malaysia

50 stage protest against Namewee at Chinese Assembly Hall

The protestors burn enlarged photos of Namewee.The protestors burn enlarged photos of Namewee.KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 — About 50 people, including members of Perkasa, turned up at the Chinese Assembly Hall in Jalan Maharajalela here tonight to stage a protest against controversial rapper Wee Meng Chee or better known as Namewee.

The group was seen carrying Perkasa banners and Namewee’s pictures that were later set on fire, while some hurled abuse at the rapper who was launching an album in the hall.

About 100 policemen, including the Federal Reserve Unit from Dang Wangi, were present to ensure peace and safety.

Wira Perkasa Malaysia head Arman Azha Abu Hanifah, who headed the gathering, tried to enter the hall but was prevented by police.

The group later wanted the police to call Namewee out of the hall but police did not heed their request.

Arman Azhar later told reporters that the gathering was to protest against Namewee who had disgraced the nation through his controversial video clips and albums which were racists in nature.

“We want him (Namewee) to openly apologise to not only the Malays but the people of Malaysia. What he has done has certainly damaged racial harmony and unity,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dang Wangi police chief ACP Zulkarnain Abdul Rahman said nobody was arrested during the protest since they followed police instructions and dispersed when instructed by police.

“We asked them to disperse within 40 minutes and they followed the instructions,” he said. — Bernama

 

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