In case you missed it, back in April, political illustrator Fahmi Reza landed himself in hot water when he created a Spotify playlist titled, ‘Dengki Ke?’ which was in response to Queen Tengku Azizah’s comment on her Instagram.
The comment was a reply to an Instagram user asking the Queen about her chef’s vaccination. Instead of giving a straight answer, she replied with, “Dengki ke?” (Are you jealous?)
Using that as inspiration, Fahmi created the playlist and used a portrait of the Queen as the playlist’s cover. Of course, this did not bode very well for the controversial artist.
Pasir Mas MP Ahmad Fadhli bin Shaari lodged a police report against Fahmi, citing that he was insulting the royal institution and ever since then, Fahmi has been called into the station several times over sedition charges.
Today, the charges against him have been dropped and will no longer be pursued or brought to court.
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In an Instagram post, Fahmi held up a peace-sign and the caption wrote, “Today the police informed me that the report against me has been classified as NFA! No further action!”
He ended the caption with his signature hashtag #SatireIsNotACrime
Despite the numerous visits to the police station, as illustrated through a “loyalty card” graphic, Fahmi is showing no signs of stopping his craft.
He continues to post illustrations every day on his social media platforms as a way of portraying social activism.