Friday, August 10, 2007
You've probably seen it now; this is Wee Ming Chi's version of our national anthem, aptly named "Negarakuku". It's garnered a lot of attention and views since it was posted in youtube sometime back.
Right now, our dear government has intentions to have action taken against him for reportedly slandering our nation. This is the weird part; what's so offensive and slanderous about this video? For all I can see, his rendition of Negaraku is a soulful one, and the video was well put together. Talking about slanderous, how can it be slanderous when all he did was voice his opinions, frustrations, and views? It's facts and truth he's rapping about, not some kinda fiction he came up with while smoking pot! I'm sure a lot of us share his sentiments.
I'll say Wee Ming Chi loves his nation, and this is his unique way to remind us of our shortcomings and what must be overcomed by us in order to improve. Sadly, our government seems to lack the ability to understand humour and reflect on the deeper meanings in this song. No, they are very hard at work trying to nail this creative (and hotly debated now, PATRIOTIC) Malaysian down. Democracy and freedom of speech my foot, go take a hike and enjoy your cup of teh, you government monkeys.