Follow-up to Malaysian student’s controversial Youtube rap
11, August, 2007 2 Comments
Just the other day, I was writing a blogpost on the Malaysian student in Taiwan who has been criticised by many Malaysians as well as Malaysian politicians for spouting racially-provocative messages in his rap posted on Youtube. The student, 24 year-old Wee Meng Chee, has come out to say that he’s only speaking the truth and meant no harm to the people of Malaysia.
Malaysia says that they will not and cannot charge him for sedition, as the act did not take place in Malaysia and so they will not be recalling him back from Taiwan.
Apparently, his father, who is someone well-known in the Chinese music industry in Malaysia has asked for forgiveness on behalf of his son.
While Wee Meng Chee’s rap may be entertaining and even speak his true feelings of his home country, yet, the way he has approached it is lacking in good taste and consideration, going by the backlash he has received from many in his hometown.
In any case, perhaps something good that has come out of this is for the people to explore and seriously consider the true situation of community relations in the land.