Monday, August 13

Negarakuku

namewee (明志) recently posted a song he created based on the Malaysian national anthem on the internet and recieved great criticism from the Malaysian media. While doing the research on the negarakuku song, I found that the national anthem could be based on the tune of Mamula moon.

The Malaysian media claims that he has insulted nation, race, religion and might have even broken some Malaysian laws. His response on his blog was an apologetic one trying to get people to understand that his song was not created to insult the nation. Read it by clicking here.

I don't think people should be insulted by his form of statement of fact. Among the issues brought up are the traffic policeman who are corrupt, government workers who are lazy, Azan singers who go out of tune, Malays who abuse government support & systems where a single race is favoured more than others.
These people should not feel insulted. They should admit to what they are doing and seek to improve themselves. I dont like police who ask for bribes, government workers who make people wait unnecessarily, Malays who abuse the benefits they receieve from the government & people who do things unfairly. And neither should anyone else. These people will have to improve one day, why not make it today?

We have to put these issues into prespective as well. Not all policemen are looking for bribes and I know that the government under Badawi is working hard and having a good level of success in crubing this form of corruption. Also, not all government workers are slow and uncaring towards the waiting public. However, there is much to be improved here. Furthermore, Azan singers rarely go out of tune. There is great training & screening before someone is allowed to sing for the public. Furthermore, the singers I have heard so far have not. I also know of Malays, Chinese & Indians who are able very passionately patriotic and willing to pay back the benefits they recieved and serve the country. I can also understand the governments tendancy to give more support to the Malays because of their lower income & higher population. Hopefully, once the race matures & becomes prosperous, the government will support other communities.

This is probrably the publicity he has been looking for since he started writing songs!
The attention from politicians may also be due to the new elections coming up!
Your song is truly like a durian, it can be very smelly and also very fragrant at the same time.
Awesome work of art!

Check it out the video & tell me what you think.

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