I refer to the letter All must respect national anthem. It is well and good for the writer to mouth cliches like one must 'respect the flag and the national anthem' and react to the Negarakuku rap as if the two items have been 'defiled'. Is it more a reflection of his own thinking and feelings rather than that the two items have indeed been 'defiled'.
Having listened to the rap (and understood most of it) and also having read the translations, my personal observation are that:
- He sang the NegaraKu with feeling and passion making me think that he indeed is more patriotic than a lot of his critics
- How is having the national flag as a background an insult? There have been numerous occasions on television where fellow Malaysians have draped themselves with the flag. How is this different? Is it because Wee Meng Chee is critising and bringing to light contentious issues and that is something we are not used to?
- He is bringing to light problems in the country that everyone knows in his/her heart is true. Just because you do not like the message, you want to prosecute the messenger?
- How is splicing the national anthem between his rap becomes such a big crime?
Before all you self-righteous critics start your ganging up and try to bully this young man, ask yourself this question and look into the mirror.
'Did I have the guts to criticise the Umno Youth leader when he waved the 'keris' during a recent Umno AGM?
Which act does more damage to the country's overall racial harmony and unity? Please be honest.