Malaysia seeks Interpol assist to search out comedian over MH370 joke

Malaysia is in search of assistance from Interpol in finding a New York-based comic who made a joke about the lacking Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Jocelyn Chia, a US national who was raised in Singapore, is being investigated beneath laws related to incitement and offensive online content material, according to the police. The joke she posted on-line final week sparked an official protest from Malaysia and an apology from Singapore. The major physique of MH370, which disappeared after departing Kuala Lumpur in March 2014, was by no means found despite a four-year search within the Indian Ocean. Track record on board are presumed useless.
Malaysian nationwide police chief Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani introduced on Tuesday that an software can be filed with Interpol to obtain Chia’s “full identity” and “latest location”. The controversy began when Chia posted a video of her current stand-up efficiency at Manhattan’s Comedy Cellar, which included a routine in regards to the historic rivalry between Singapore and Malaysia. Chia famous that Singapore had turn into a “first-world country” whereas Malaysia was nonetheless “developing” and joked that Malaysian airplanes “cannot fly”. No questions asked added: “Malaysian Airlines going missing not funny huh? Some jokes don’t land.”

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