Woman Who Allegedly Insulted Islam At A Comedy Club Has Now Been Arrested
A woman, who was seen in a video undressing on stage at the Crackhouse Comedy Club in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), has now been arrested, confirmed police secretary Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin
"The suspect is currently being held at the Brickfields police headquarters for now and investigations are still ongoing," Noorsiah said in a statement today, 10 July, as reported by Utusan Malaysia.
The arrest comes after the comedy club lodged a police report against the woman, who during an open mic session, removed her headscarf and baju kurung to reveal a spaghetti top and tight mini skirt.
The 28-year-old will be remanded for three days until Tuesday, 12 July
While it is not clear what she has been charged with, Noorsiah had said the case is being investigated under Section 298A of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
Section 298A of the Penal Code covers issues such as causing disharmony, disunity or enmity, hatred or ill will or prejudicing the maintenance of harmony or unity on grounds of religion.
Meanwhile, the Crackhouse Comedy Club has been slapped with a temporary suspension order by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)
Federal Territories Deputy Minister Jalaluddin Alias said the government will not tolerate any activities deemed offensive to sensitivities on religion, race, and the country's sovereignty.
"This issue has also received criticisms from nearby residents and netizens who felt that the viral video was clearly aimed at insulting and sullying the image of Islam. As the local authority of KL, DBKL will never compromise on such issues. DBKL has conducted further investigations on the licence of the premises concerned and taken immediate action to temporarily suspend its operations,” he said today.