You’re a disgrace to Malaysia!

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A number of weeks ago, my attention was drawn to a certain individual who goes by the pseudonym NameWee. As you all might have known by now, he is the chap who created the controversial video on YouTube, ridiculing Malaysia’s national anthem, Negaraku. I’ve included the video on top.

What was he thinking? Alright, point taken, he’s angry because he was not treated fairly, but is it fair to degrade something that others hold dearly? I’m sure he would be pissed if somebody else had posted another video reciprocating his acts and make fun of him and his beliefs.

His statements came out in the newspapers after that, stating he loves his country very much and it was all joke. Joke? You have got to be kidding me! Look, a person who humiliates his own nation to the world does not love his country. That’s that. Come on, would you ridicule your own mother who you love, on YouTube, and say it was all a joke and you love her a lot? Give me a break. This goes to every Malaysians, not just NameWee.

Racial hatred is rampant. Even on Youtube this is visible. Cina kutuk melayu, melayu kutuk cina, and etc. Non stop! Every person thinks that they are superior than the person next to them. Look, what sets you apart from others is not your skin colour or how your face looks like but rather how you bring about yourself and how you use the gray matter that sets in the tight space between your two ears.

I’ve always thought that racial harmony in Malaysia is fragile where things like a simple insult directed to another person of different ethnic could trigger its collapse.

Independence is ours for 50 years now and we shared this country with others who are different from us, for even longer than that. I hope that amounts to something. Rather than wasting our energy insulting others’ imperfections, I’d rather us work hard for the sake of our country’s future. My advice is “Sudahlah tu.. Stop all the racial animosity.. For once, let us all be known to the world as Malaysian and not malay, chinese, and indian.”

To end this post, let us treat ourself to the beautiful tune of Negaraku. The authentic Negaraku that is… Oh, by the way, I’m proud that I’m a Malaysian and I’m proud of our diversity and differences… I hope most of you would feel the same way as well…

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This blog is about the journey of a 28-year-old Malaysian towards financial freedom. This blog was started back when the blogger was 21 years old. However, his journey towards financial freedom had begun way before that. Materials such as investing, business, entrepreneurship, equities, and real estate are presented. The author also posts his thoughts and observations on life in general.

Comments

  1. he’s only stating what we already know. why do we always deny racism? it lives, and not just in this country, all over the world in fact. multicultural societies are formed because of globalization and globalization is indeed something that we cant run from. maybe his approach was a little too radical and unnecessary, but he surely didnt cause the stir that’s been there all along, within the mix of races that we’re currently living in. if we choose to close our eyes and ears, we are not at liberty to confront our problems, therefore, we are not able to fix them.

  2. nadlique says:

    Yes, true, racism has been a part of the history of mankind since…well, the beginning of mankind really. Nobody is denying racism, not even me in fact. The keywords from your comments are “radical” and “unnecessary”. As you said, he’s only stating what we already know. Just that, he restated the problem in a way that is “radical” and “unnecessary”. You can’t solve anything by ridiculing the root of the problem, which in his case, the government I presume? He’s just adding fuel to the fire don’t you think? The problem, which is already bad on its own, does not need anymore radical commentary. As stated in my post, I believe that racial harmony in our country is fragile in nature. It has always been like that and it will always be like that. How do we solve this problem really? Well, toleration. It’s in the human nature to hate each other. Thus, we need to keep hatred to a manageable level. As I said, it has been here since the beginning of time and it will always be here until the end of time. Nobody can deny that fact. If we can’t tolerate each other, well my dear, we’re going to get Africa, Iraq, Serbia, or in our context, 1969 again.

  3. Sir Ashcroft says:

    Let’s just put it this way. If you see something that is about to shatter, would it be wise to prod that already fragile thingamabob or would you rather do something to prevent it from breaking? Honestly, tell me if stating the obvious without a solution really helps alleviate the already stressful situation. It’s like telling “Dude, you’re fat” and laughing at his face. Appropriate? I don’t know about the rest of the world, but for me personally, I don’t think so.

  4. err…i know i’m outdated a bit, but treat the video as a piece of literature, understanding the author’s view and experience on why he came out so strongly before actually dumb it into a piece of racism, irrelevant, and insulting.

    View it and also my comment from the positive side, husna zon (betul spelling? :))

    I cant deny Msia is the best place to live in,

    and also Msia is the only place practising racism policies openly.

  5. nadlique says:

    To be honest with you, call it anything but it all comes down to how the public react in general. What I’m saying is, you and I might consider the video as a a piece of literature, but others might not. Lets understand that it’s not only the materials he presented in the video but also how he ripped our national anthem to pieces. I don’t think that’s right. If the person was doing stand-up comedy or if he was Russell Peters, then my reactions would have been different. Though that’s only if he doesn’t go too far.

    The “literature”, i.e. the video we’re talking about has the capacity to trigger things that we don’t want happening. Does 13th May 1969 ring a bell? I read and heard a few stories about the incident. Really really frightening. You, I and a few others might not do anything and just sit down and debate about this video while there are some “radical” groups that might do stupid things. This is what I’m afraid of. At the end of the day, it all boils down to how the public interprets the “literature”, not what the actual message is.

    Look, I love my country, and I love the diversity that we have in our country. However, I don’t believe that expressions that consists of even a tinge of hatred has a place in our society.

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