Controversial Malaysian rapper freed after 4-day remand

 Namewee has been released from police remand.
Namewee’s Facebook page

Malaysian rapper Namewee, who was detained by police for creating a controversial video, has been released after four days.

Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, announced via Facebook on Thursday (Feb 22) that he had gone to the police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur where he was later detained.

The 34-year-old was reportedly being investigated for his “Like a Dog” Chinese New Year music video, which featured a group of dancers dancing provocatively while wearing dog masks in Putrajaya.

Despite criticism, Wee denied filming the video near a mosque or any place of worship.

In a Facebook post last week, Wee wrote that he had turned himself in as he believed “there is justice in Malaysia”.