KUALA LUMPUR: There is no police investigation against rapper Ariz Ramli or better known as Caprice over remarks he allegedly made against popular Muslim preacher Ebit Lew, about his humanitarian mission in Gaza, Palestine recently.
Federal Criminal Investigation Department director, Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan said police did not receive any reports regarding the issue between the two men and urged the public to stop speculating.
He reminded the public that any statements made which could be considered slanderous or embarrassing is an offence under the law.
"Anyone found deliberately humiliating or making provocative statements can be booked under several sections, including Sections 500, 504, 505 of the Penal Code for defamation and similar offences.
They could also face charges under Section 233 (3) of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for improper use of network facilities or network services," he said in a statement today.
Caprice who is currently on a humanitarian mission in Gaza with Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim and Humanitarian Mission 4 Palestine (HM4P) members, had sparked controversy when he allegedly condemned Ebit Lew for the way he had carried out an earlier humanitarian mission in Gaza this year.
However, after his comments on Ebit Lew drew tonnes of criticism, Caprice today publicly apologised to the preacher and all of whom his comments may have offended through a post on his Instagram account.
Caprice also apologised to Tunku Mahkota Johor (TMJ) Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim; Senior Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, and his parents in the Instagram post, admitting his mistake.
He said he had acted that way because he was emotional after witnessing the Palestinians pain, torture and struggle first hand in the ongoing mission.