MCA should adopt Negarakuku rap song
I refer to the malaysiakini report PKR Youth: Look at 'Negarakuku' objectively .
Let us make one thing clear about our national anthem Negara Ku. Those of you who have heard the song 'Mamula Moon' by Felix Mendelssohn and His Hawaiian Serenaders will have no doubts at all where our nation anthem tune came from. Most Malaysians have no objections if the tune of our Negara Ku was copied from 'Mamula Moon' for the simple reason the tune is catchy and we have had the lyrics drummed into our head for the last 50 years.
If the tune does not belong to Malaysia, what is there to stop a rapper from juxtaposing the lyrics rap style to the tune 'Mamula Moon'? What the rapper did was positively patriotic. His message was to give hope and explain to the non-bumiputeras the positive aspect of the government's affirmative policy.
For example, it is a known fact that local universities favour bumiputeras; all he did was to state the government policy which was to 'toughen up' the non-bumis by making them seek their education overseas and then coming back to serve the nation. The other examples are all daily factual complaints on matters that we read in the local press everyday.
The corruption in the police force, the inefficient civil service was what he rapped about. This rapper merely put it in a positive way advice to non-bumis, rap-style.
The point of the matter is, it is not seditious whether it was done overseas or locally. I fully agree with the father that his son is a Malaysian patriot. I suggest the MCA Cultural Bureau listen to this young man's rap and perhaps adopt this song as MCA's contribution to our 50 years of Merdeka.
In the event, some think the song is seditious, I would love to hear what part of the lyrics are seditious. Relax, it is only a good laugh and after all the system has been with us for the last 50 years. If you found our works minister's explanation on the time and cost it took to finish the Matrade building hilarious, you will surely enjoy this.