Boyfriend of woman who allegedly insulted Islam at comedy club arrested

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The boyfriend of a woman who allegedly insulted Islam during a performance at the Crackhouse Comedy Club in Kuala Lumpur has been arrested.

The man was arrested at the federal police headquarters by the classified criminal investigation unit yesterday.

He will be remanded for three days to assist in investigations.

Police will also be applying to extend the woman’s remand after her three-day remand order ends on Tuesday. She was remanded at the Brickfields police headquarters from Saturday (July 9).

The case is being investigated under Section 298A of the Penal Code for causing disharmony on grounds of religion, as well under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for improper network use.

The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) conducted its own preliminary investigation into the viral video of the woman’s routine, which allegedly insulted Islam, at a comedy club in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.

Jawi director Datuk Mohd Ajib Ismail said the investigation was carried out by its enforcement division.

Under the Syariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act 1997, those found guilty of insulting or causing contempt against Islam can be fined up to RM3,000 or imprisoned for up to two years, or both.


Earlier reports:

Jul 11, Duo targeted Merdekarya before landing in Crackhouse Comedy Club

Jul 10, Woman accused of insulting Islam at comedy club detained

Jul 10, DBKL suspends Crackhouse Comedy Club