Wee Meng Chee or better know as Namewee, a 24 years old, undergraduate from Ming Chun University of Taiwan. Wee Meng Chee had sung and insulted the Malaysian national anthem “Negaraku” in rap style. Wee Meng Chee gained popularity after releasing a controversial song fused with the
National Anthem of Malaysia, Negaraku, which describes the state of the country and its government.
He too has changed the title of the National Anthem Negaraku to Negarakuku. The structure of the song consists of two major components; the rapping by Wee Meng Chee and Malaysia’s National Anthem. The song was sung in an R&B tone without altering the melody and lyrics of the anthem. This has caused outrages outburst from many parties especially the Muslim community. He was reported to have touched on racially sensitive issues. The unpleasant act of Wee Meng Chee therefore, injures the reputation of Malaysia and also exposing himself to hatred and contempt.
The rap video clip of the National Anthem Negarakuku was uploaded onto You Tube by Wee Meng Chee himself on July 15, 2007. In the video clip it features montage phonographs of Malaysia i.e. image of Malaysian flag as backdrop, official law enforcement, politicians, mosque, Malay community and reviling animation of a woman breastfeeding her infant.
The song composed by Wee Meng Chee, Negarakuku covers elements of daily lives in Malaysia from his perspective and point of view, expressing dissatisfaction. Here are some of the elements that made waves throughout Malaysia:
• Given the impression that the police force was corrupted
• Civil servants were slow in serving the... [continues]
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