01 April 2015

Rape threats, death threats and a police investigation after video poking fun at an Islamic Party in Malaysia goes viral

A journalist who made a light-hearted video poking fun at Malaysia's Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) has found herself on the receiving end of rape threats, death threats – and even a police investigation for blasphemy.

Aisyah Tajuddin's 1.55 minute segment went viral after she posted it to YouTube and it was copied to Facebook - where it has been viewed on one page more than 780,000 times.

She uploaded the clip in response to PAS' proposals of implementing 'hudud' laws on Muslims in Kelantan, a rural state in the northeast of Malaysia, the BBC reported. [The Independent] Read more