Namewee gone too far with explicit oral-sex video?

Namewee sex-explicit video
Namewee sex-explicit video seen as controversial by Putrajaya. Picture Credit: Video screen grab

The controversial Malaysian rapper Namewee is under investigation by the authorities for a Chinese New Year video.

The video features oral-sex, doggy-style-sex simulations with a sensitive backdrop. A minaret and the Putra Perdana building in Putrajaya is seen in the video.

In a sense, has the controversial Namewee gone too far this time?

The police said the video, themed ‘Like A Dog’, allegedly violated the sensitivities of the multi-racial society in Malaysia.

In the video, the singer and actors wearing dog masks are dancing suggestively in the vicinity of the Putra Mosque in Putrajaya.
The video features the Putra Perdana Building which houses the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya in the backdrop.
The video has over 728,000 views so far on YouTube, with comments like “Terbaik’ or an excellent video.
Some comments seem to ask whether Namewee is saying Malaysia has gone to the dogs.
But in other comments, some are saying the song is hitting the roof and others lament that the video appeared on local television.
Nevertheless, the video starts with two ‘dog dancers’ in explicit position (suggestion of doggy-style sex) and it ends with a dancer suggesting oral sex.
However, the video has the “Age-restriction” guidelines and has 14,000 likes, 1000 dislikes.
Accordingly, the dog theme in the video was in conjunction with the Chinese Year of the Dog.
Malaysia’s Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the authorities have opened “an investigation paper”.

On the other hand, the Royal Malaysian Police is working with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to investigate the controversial video clip.

This is falls under Section 298 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

According to the Star, the police chief believes the singer is not in the country.

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It is strange indeed that shopping complexes and businesses seems to be slow in and mild in their Chinese New Year decorations ahead of the month of February.

This year, the CNY will be the Year of the Dog but some shopping complexes are skipping the ‘dog’ for the generic, while others are focusing on some upcoming festivals post-CNY.

One popular mall in Bukit Bintang has skipped the ‘dog’ for something that is ‘socially acceptable.” The Singapore based newspaper, The Straits Times said yesterday the popular Bukit Bintang Mall skipped the ‘dog’ theme in an attempt to skirt around or playing down the portrayal of canines.

Reason given by the Singapore paper for the dog-skipping: Businesses are wary of offending the country’s Muslim majority in the Year of the Dog.

Dogs are considered “unclean” under Islamic tradition and Muslims are required to carry out a ritual of washing themselves if they are in contact with the animal, said the paper.

Obviously they do not want another row with some netizens that will create viral stories over the portrayal of dogs.

ST said multicultural Malaysia has seen an increasing intolerance towards activities considered insulting to Islam, reflected in protests in recent years of beer festivals and concerts.

Note that the zodiac dog and pig has simply gone missing in the Malaysian CNY, said ST.
Twelve animals, including a dog and a pig, another animal Muslims consider as unclean, make up the traditional Chinese zodiac.

Malaysian Muslim leaders have been vocal about events that involve dogs before, said ST.

After the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow, when athletes paraded with a Scottish terrier donning their country’s name, local politicians aired their disapproval, calling the stunt “disrespectful”.

In 2016, religious authorities asked popular pretzel chain Auntie Anne’s to change the name of its “Pretzel Dog” to”Pretzel Sausage”.

At MyTOWN, another Kuala Lumpur shopping centre where half the visitors are Muslim, the mall downplayed the depiction of dogs in its decorations.