Monday, December 6, 2010

You proud of Namewee?

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. 

No Malaysian song produced ever since has yet to top Negarakuku, in my opinion la. For the younger generation, i think he's a role model. Not a hero. Not superman. A pretty damn good citizen. One that was concerned enough to write a song, come up wit a tune, sing it, edit the video and effing upload it! I don't know any other citizen who has done that. So, mucho respect to the fella from me.

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.





3 comments:

大恒 said...

what is scenarion,potianak, and cicakman? i dunno of them...hahaha..

for naewee, i 50% like , 50% dis alike...the dis alike part, i think he want fame, and keep use rude words...

u knw ah niu? he got produced 1 movie- ice kacang puppy love, a chinese movie, but malaysia government tax it like they tax foreign movie cz the mv not in malay..

is time to change the government..

curious.charlottefong said...

hahahaha! so true! i've met so many people who said the same : "whats that? a movie?!"

ah niu has a movie? man... i didnt know! thats for the heads up! :D got the dvd?

大恒 said...

hahaha...no point for me 2 watch this movie..cz it sux..i knw ciciak man...n i saw the preview...is awfull..haha...n they also like to copy ppl mv title like KL drift...=='''

ya...i think got sell....初恋红豆冰....got fews malaysian singers/artist act in the mv..like gary chao, victor wong, fish leong etc..haha..