2 Dec – Wee Meng Chee, or more popularly known as Namewee, is found guilty of insulting a Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) worker using vulgar words and has been sentenced to a 3-month community service.
The controversial rapper-filmmaker was given the choice of either a three-month jail sentence or a three-month community service, and he opted for the latter, Sin Chew Daily reports.
The 31-year-old filmmaker was charged under Section 509 of the Penal Code, which comes with either a penalty of a maximum five-year jail sentence or a fine or both, for an earlier offence of insulting TNB officer Wan Mohd Faizal Wan Hamat.
The incident took place in 2009 at a TNB office at Jalan Temenggong Ahmad at 10pm on October 6, according to Malay Mail Online.
Namewee was making a complaint regarding the service disruption and the delay in restoring the power supply, when he started ranting obscene words in Mandarin. Namewee's outburst was recorded and shared online via YouTube.
Namewee originally had one movie planned for release this year, but "Banglasia" was scrapped after receiving 31 official notes from the Malaysian Censorship Board, officially banning it from being released.