If you are a savvy netizen, you may have been aware of the a blogger/ rapper who goes by the handle ‘namewee‘. He is a young Chinese boy from Muar, rather talented in my opinion, and his first video posted on YouTube was a rap song he created about ‘Muar Chinese’. You can view the video here.

While his first video gained attention from the media (he was featured in an article in The Star), his second more popular video (he also has a slew of other songs) is causing a ‘ruckus’ with the authorities.

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian student in Taiwan who used Negaraku in a Mandarin rap video clip may be in trouble.

Police are considering action under the Sedition Act against the 24-year-old man, who goes by the name of “Namewee”.

Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Johari Baharum said yesterday that police would study the six-minute video clip on YouTube.

“We will have to look at it first to determine whether he flouted the law. If he has, we will act against him under the Sedition Act.”

Namewee is said to be from Muar, Johor, and is studying at the Ming Chuan University. ( Story link )

Personally I thought that ‘namewee’ was merely voicing his dissatisfaction from his point of view, and I thought that the way he sang the ‘Negaraku’ in his video was beautiful. It was soulful, gospel-like, and the pure quality of his voice made me think better of our national anthem. In a way, the way he sang it made me think that he felt much love and pride for the country.

So do you think ‘namewee’ was being disrespectful? You be the judge.