If you're reading this post, then you most probably know who is Namewee.
But for those who'd rather know him by his true name, that'll be Wee Meng Chee.The mastermind of the now-famous Negarakuku song which he sang and uploaded on YouTube back in 2006.
Seriously, I think we should applaud him for the time sacrificed and efforts he has made to voice out the very obvious discrimination and severe corruption happening in our country. In many ways, he was the one who opened the eyes to many youngsters on these issues. I'll admit, when i heard the song for the first time, i thought : " Omg, so funny la! But hell yeah!" i was so addicted to it while at the same time, i'd tell my friends about it and everyone got the message straightaway - police abuse, racial discrimination, and indolent civil servants. It was a true shame to the government who decided to arrest him under Internal Security Act.What harm had he done? There was no threat to the country, was there?
Since his first song in 2006, Namewee came up with many more songs or videos that showed his concern for sensitive issues or the love to sprinkle abit of foul language to get ur attention on certain issues. I don't mind in the least but one of his more recent video really got my attention. I would really love to watch a short film by a Malaysian chinese! But too bad, i think we wouldn't be able to watch it anytime soon cuz the Government has set a rule for Malaysian short films : "....only movies with 60% Malay language." Wtf?!
To be completely honest!
I hated these movie : Cicakman, Scenario, Pontianak...etc.
Why? Because it was a complete waste of time!
It gave me no sense of pride that there is any improvement in our local movie-industry! Just loads and loads of nonsense! I'm not saying there is no hope, i did enjoy our truly gifted Yasmin Ahmad movies and P.Ramlee productions, but how many other movies can we proudly say : THATS A MALAYSIAN MADE MOVIE MAN!
So, give others a chance to make serious movies, since the current directors have been given the chance to showcase their talents for so long and only coming up with nonsensical movie which even little children dun bother to go watch.