Chef Wan under police investigation

The Sentul police district headquarters has confirmed that celebrity chef Datuk Redzuawan Ismail who is better known as Chef Wan is under investigation.

Police documentation that Harapan Daily sighted indicate that he is being investigated under section 298 of the Penal Code and section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998.

The investigation was initiated following a police report by teacher A Rajeswari on Friday.

Section 298 of the Penal Code criminalises the act of insulting any faiths.

If convicted, one would be facing a jail term of one year and a fine.

Section 233 criminalises online content that is obscene, indecent, false, menacing or offensive in character with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass another person.

If convicted, the offender could be fined of not more than RM50,000 or imprisonment for up to one year, or both.

Chef Wan recently equated Aishwarya Rai’s dress akin to those carrying kavadi during Thaipusam on an Indian social media page.

Thaipusam is an annual religious celebration.

Chef Wan’s comment riled up netizens who criticised him.

Rajeswari who spoke to Harapan Daily meanwhile said that the police did not give her similar documentation on her report against Morrocan influencer Abdellatif Ouissa who read out Quranic verses at the Batu Caves Hindu temple.

“The investigating officer known only as Inspector Rosni told me that it would take them two months to investigate the matter.”