Over at Screenshots, Jeff Ooi publicizes a number of forums organized by DAP no doubt in various locales around the country. Personally, spare me the pseudo- social commentaries and abstract political posturing on “Defending Meng Chee” (Yes this is a jibe against the DAP.)

MCA has come out in another way, choosing instead to “continue to assist” (whatever that means!) Meng Chee. I just hope they mean and do what they say so confidently in the newspapers.

But the Cabinet takes the hardline with an ambigious “the law will have to take its course“. That’s just being kecil hati. 

I have watched the video, and I wonder at the storm in teacup that suddenly brewed over. I myself chuckled a little, identifying straightaway at the rap. But he wasn’t the first one, how about that fellow from Muar? Also the same thing what…

Must be because never use Negaraku….

But whatever the case, I think there’s too much attention given to him given much more pressing issues at hand, a sentiment echoed by Lim Kit Siang. YouTube is first and foremost a video sharing site. Think of it as a public wall, where anyone and everyone is invited to draw graffiti on it. It is public and a medium for self expression. A phenomenon of Web 2.0-which I’m sure not one cabinet minister even understands what it is-YouTube videos are VERY PERSONAL.  If you don’t like something, all you needed to do was to close the tab. A threat to prosecute Meng Chee really amounts to thought policing. Shudder the thought.

For whatever is worth, we give too much credit to Meng Chee by politicizing this YouTube clip. It’s like making a big fuss that your teenage daughter starts keeping posters of Shah Rukh Khan in her room. Just the hormones for goodness sake!

With the stock market spiralling down to less that 1200 points, our pukul enam setengah of a Cabinet certainly won’t have the energy to tell the AG (they are not supposed too btw) to persecute. And I don’t think the AG has much of a case anyway. Sedition Act? Can’t even tell the difference between an expression of discontent with an incitement to rebellion?

Doesn’t anyone recognize satire when they see it?


6 Responses to “Negaraku–NameWeeKu”

  1. 1 Neo
    August 18, 2007 at 12:19 am

    I would like to listen to the song again… you have a copy?

  2. August 18, 2007 at 6:07 am

    😛 he is the “fellow from Muar”

  3. August 18, 2007 at 8:13 am

    Orh….this time kena tangkap lah. Thanks for the info.

  4. August 22, 2007 at 12:01 am

    Daniel aka Gallivanter’s version of Negaraku is probably even more controversial, it’s been on youtube since March: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Tdwk-XOWE1U

  5. 5 Mei
    August 23, 2007 at 9:03 am

    It’s their way of diverting the public from the real and more important issues at hand. Monkeys, them politicians, all of them.

  6. 6 Wayne
    August 31, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    Well well well. Is it legal then to post an instrumental version of Negaraku on youtube? Granted, there are a couple of lame ass versions already on the site.

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