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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Fahmi Reza draws cops’ attention again, this time over ‘Keluarga Malaysia’ caricature


Fahmi Reza says he will be heading to the police station again.

PETALING JAYA: Graphic designer and activist Fahmi Reza says the authorities have launched a new investigation against him, this time over a caricature on Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s “Keluarga Malaysia” concept.

He said police informed him that they had opened an investigation paper under “#AktaSakitHati”, which is believed to be a reference to the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA).

“This is the first time I am being investigated over the prime minister’s #KeluargaMalaysia drawing,” Fahmi said on Twitter today, adding that he would be heading to the police station again.

Fahmi’s lawyer Rajsurian Pillai said the investigation is being conducted under Section 233 of CMA, Section 504 of Penal Code for intentional insult to provoke a breach of peace, and Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act.

Ismail used the “Keluarga Malaysia” (Malaysian Family) term in his maiden speech as prime minister last month to urge all MPs to set aside their differences and work together.

Also last month, police informed Fahmi that a sedition investigation over his satire featuring the Raja Permaisuri Agong’s portrait in a Spotify playlist had been classified as “no further action”.

Fahmi curated numerous songs under a Spotify playlist titled “This is dengki ke?”, which featured a picture of the Queen, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah. The playlist was eventually taken down by Spotify, prompting the artist to move the collection to Apple Music.

The playlist appeared to mock Tunku Azizah over a comment she had made on her personal Instagram account.

Fahmi is no stranger to controversy – he was charged in 2016 under the CMA for his clown caricature of former prime minister Najib Razak. - FMT

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