I missed the launching on Sept 16 (Malaysia Day) for very obvious reasons (kerja-lah).
I like the video!
I'm biased. My friends are in it.
But seriously, it's good. Nothing contentious. Not anti-national.
Not anti-Barisan Nasional -- unless "you" find it not suitable for general viewing because Nurul Izzah, Tony Pua, Nik Nazmi, Khalid Samad (ooh.. check him out with Daphne Iking) and oh..Namawee are in it.
(Namawee, I want to see to rap his knuckles for insulting our Negaraku, Islam, Muslim women, in the name of art or artistic freedom - oh please. Never mind if he has apologised.)
Puteri Umno chief Rosnah Abd Rashid Shirlin and MCA's Wee Ka Siong are also having a good time rapping away.
And man, you have Afdlin Shauki, Yasmin Yusoff, Sharifah Amani, a very pregnant Daphne Iking and yesss...Tony Fernandes.
(To name a few...)
Unless, unless....you find Tengku Razaleigh's appearance odious.
(I think he was so cool...)
Or that the part that Ku Li said that our country "ada banyak masaalah".
It can't be that the song sung started out not in Bahasa Malaysia...
Look...the video is for everyone...EVERYONE-lah.
Artistically-speaking...I don't know. Looks good to me those few minutes of it.
Politically? Who cares.
So, I was stumped that there was some "controversy" over the airing of the video which is on Youtube.
Actually, the video, in the first place, was not meant for TV broadcast. Frankly, it doesn't need to be.
So, the issue of it being banned shouldn't even arise.
But, as we know, someone in power through the very powerful Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) issued a directive to not allow it to be aired by TV stations.
No need to issue the directive.
But here's the statement to explain why they did what they did -- issued by Bernama:
Pete Teo who, as everyone else, was surprised by this whole thing, tweeted:
"MCMC: ban ws cos
"We don't know if LPF wld not approve the present version - cos er... we hvnt applied yet. That's Y mcmc story is nonsense. :)"
Sometimes, you wonder why people keep on tripping and tripping and giving a bad name to the government they serve.
If you haven't watch THE VIDEO, what are you waiting for?
Anyway, my only regret -- Pete doesn't know me...so that's why I wasn't in the video...:-))