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Woman Who Undressed On Stage At Comedy Club In TTDI & Her Partner Plead Not Guilty

Her partner, Alexander Navin Vijayachandran, who recorded her act at the Crackhouse Comedy Club in TTDI was also charged today, 13 July.

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A 28-year-old woman who appeared in a viral video where she allegedly insulted Islam at a comedy club in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) pleaded not guilty today, 13 July

Siti Nuramira Abdullah was charged at the Sessions Court with causing religious disharmony during her performance at the Crackhouse Comedy Club in TTDI, reported Malay Mail.

The accused was charged under Section 298A of the Penal Code before judge Siti Aminah Ghazali.

She is facing a jail term of up to five years, if convicted.

The court set bail at RM20,000 from an initial RM50,000, following her counsel R Sivaraj's request for a lower bail. He stated that the bail was only meant to guarantee his client's attendance to court.

"She also gave her full cooperation during investigations and is not a flight risk," he was quoted as saying by New Straits Times.

Nuramira's neighbour is said to become her bailor.

The court also ordered her to surrender her passport until the disposal of the case while 18 August was fixed for mention.

She was seen arriving at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex at about 9am clad in a yellow top and black jacket, followed by her partner Alexander Navin Vijayachandran about 30 minutes later

The 38-year-old freelance writer, who allegedly made the video recording of Nuramira's performance at the comedy club, was charged under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 on two counts of improper use of network facilities or network service, reported Free Malaysia Today.

He also pleaded not guilty.

The charges carry an imprisonment of up to one year, a RM50,000 fine, or both, upon conviction. Judge Azrul Darus allowed the accused bail of RM20,000 in one surety and fixed 1 September for mention.

The couple were arrested by Bukit Aman federal police last Sunday, 10 July, and had been under remand since.

The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department is also investigating the viral video of the woman's stand-up routine. If found guilty of insulting or causing contempt against Islam under the Syariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act 1997, she could be fined up to RM3,000 or jailed for up to two years.

In the 54-second video, Nuramira can be seen in a headscarf and baju kurung and claiming she memorised 15 chapters of the Quran before undressing on stage to reveal a spaghetti strap top and mini skirt

Image via Screenshot/SAYS

Nuramira was reportedly performing at an open mic event at the Crackhouse Comedy Club.

The club owner, who was unaware of the woman's plan to pull off the stunt, lodged a police report on 9 July. The establishment condemned the act in a statement and banned Nuramira and Alexander from the club as well.

However, the venue was later shut down by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) due to a licensing issue. 

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Following the viral video, Merdekarya has shed some light into the couple: