7 Mar – The police have opened investigation regarding the film "Mentega Terbang" that was accused of having content of religious provocation.
Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) Secretary Comm Datuk Noorsiah Saaduddin stated that Bukit Aman has, until now, received eight police reports in which one investigation paper has been opened.
She added that the case is now being investigated by the Classified Crime Investigation Unit (USJT), D5 Bukit Aman in accordance with Section 298A of the Penal Code and Section 505(b) of the Penal Code.
"The investigation is also conducted in accordance with Section 233 of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. It is still under investigation by the USJT and any developments will be notified later," she said.
Earlier, the indie film "Mentega Terbang", first released in 2021 and recently began streaming on a digital streaming platform, sparked controversy by its exploration of similarities and expressions of major religions in Malaysia.
The movie tells the story of Aishah, a 15-year-old who becomes curious about faith and the afterlife following her mother's declining health.
The film is directed by Khairi Anwar and produced by Tan Meng Kheng, with a script co-written by Khairi Anwar, Arjun Thanaraju and Ting Teng Hui.