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Student rapper apologisesDan hari ini di Youtube (Views: 266,412|Comments: 6289|Favorited: 795 times), masih ada video yang telah menjadi kontroversi.
PETALING JAYA: Student Wee Meng Chee, 24, who caused a furore here with his Negaraku rap video clip on YouTube, has apologised for the parody and will remove the video clip from his blog.
“It has taught me a lesson about the spirit of nationalism and race relations. As a Malaysian, I did not intend to shame the country or ridicule any religion.
“To end the controversy, I will remove the video clip from my blog and I hope other bloggers will stop distributing the video clip,” said the mass communications student at Ming Chuan University in Taiwan.
Meng Chee said he also did not have any intention of creating anti-government sentiments or fan racism by writing the song as he was loyal to the King and the country where he was raised, gained knowledge and given the freedom to develop his talent.
He (MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek) added that Meng Chee had already taken out his video from the Internet but other people had downloaded it and sent it out again.
“If we come down hard on every young man, there is no room for any creativity and innovativeness in this country.
Information Minister Datuk Zainuddin Maidin urged Malaysians to accept Meng Chee’s apology.
“He is still young. We should not be too hard on him but he should learn from this, particularly in handling sensitive issues,” he said, commending MCA on the way the party handled the issue.
Zainuddin hoped the people would not continue to harp on the matter as Meng Chee had already apologised.
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