Namewee NEGARAKU – seditious or simply a form of patriotic chauvinistic mischief

Note ; This entry has been copied ad-verbatim courtesy of mymesjid and mcoba yahoogroup 

So what’s the verdict ? Seditious or simply a form of patriotic mischief ? chauvinistic?

I Love My Country
Negaraku
(Repeat) Check it out, yo, yo, yo.
(Repeat) Negaraku, Negarakuku.
I love my country, only when you have a country you
have a home
Only with a home then there will be me, standing here
with you
Loudly singing, don’t be afraid
Even though I curse all the time
My song, is just like the durian
Tough and spiky, only
To see if you dare to open it, to look at the truth
inside
It can be very stinky, it can be very fragrant
It only depends on what kind of nostrils you have.

Our police is called Mata
Because they have very shiny eyes
Once it’s New Year, they will be very hard working
Holding pens but they will rarely write you a receipt
Because they are thirsty, they need to drink tea
Also kopi-O, want to add sugar?
If they add sugar, their mouths will sweetly smile at
you
When you are leaving
They will even go “Tata.”

Negaraku
Tanah tumpahnya darahku
Rakyat hidup bersatu dan maju.
This phenomenon, doesn’t need any improvements
Neither does it need strengthening, the police and the
people work together
A cup of coffee keeps our relationship temperate
I so very suka
At least I won’t go home and receive a saman (fine or
ticket)
My dad would sure be pissed
I would also kiong kan (swear word in Cantonese for
“get raped”), with no car to drive
What to do, this time so very kao lat (an expression,
something like aiyo)
With no car, how do I go out and play?
With no car, how do I wage “wild war”? (I don’t know
what it means but I assume it has something to do with
a girl)
With no car, how do I go and watch ah kua?
(transvestites)
This country, I like it very much.

5 in the morning
There’s even a morning call to wake me up
Sometimes a few of them will sing together
When you listen to it, it’s like a love duet
The voice ululates like an R&B song
Even though sometimes they sing until it’s out of tune
Even though sometimes they even sing until their
voices break
Some sound like cockerels, but they wake up earlier
than them
This way we can know the time to get ready for class
and for work
Don’t blame, the government only takes cares of the
natives
Don’t blame, we don’t receive equal care
Only this way we can prove that we Chinese are not
afraid of hard work
Only this way we can train ourselves to find a
solution during hard times
Don’t feel weird about their standards
Because this only shows that we are smart (or capable)
Children who are not spoilt will not be dependant
Because you see some children are still not weaned off
breast-feeding.Rahmat bahagia
Tuhan kurniakan
Raja kita
Selamat bertakhta.
People who hide in government departments are even
better (even more capable)
They can do everything so slowly
Even when people are queuing, are cursing stinky lelai
(what’s that?)
They’re chill and unfazed
Sometimes they even bring out their kuih
They eat their nyonya kuih
More people will continue queuing up
Even when you curse stinky lelai it doesn’t matter
Because the guard at the side is dreaming
And he won’t scold you one lah.
They wrap up their heads; walk slowly and cross the
road slowly
When you pass in the car you even have to let them
pass first
The most important thing is to live happily; the most
important thing is to live comfortably
Don’t be like the Chinese
Busy the whole day, very tough
We really cannot NOT admire this spirit”
Because this is their attitude in life.
(Attitude, attitude)
I’ve been saying good things in this song
I believe those of you who are pissed at me will like
this now
The world is peaceful, and full of hope
No one is hurt, there aren’t any riots
You’re so classy, you’re so elegant
Your shit is fragrant, and you don’t curse
You guys are the most high class, every day it’s just
romancing
Listening to Guang Liang Pin Guan (this local Chinese
artiste)
But he already ran to Taiwan
Private school students graduate
It’s so very tough to get admitted into local
universities
Actually we don’t have to get pissed about this issue
Actually this is the a very noble plan by the
government
They want us to explore the world, to find new
opportunities for ourselves
To learn things and come back and repay the country
This is plan is so great, I can’t quibble about it
All over the world you can see Malaysia’s children
They’re like refugees, so very shiok (expression for
orgasm or high)
2007, Malaysia’s having Visit Malaysia Year
The Chinese culture is brought out and paraded
The government doesn’t even care about private school
students
The certificate is thrown into the longkang (ditch),
just like me
Graduated and went to Taiwan
Learned about things, and got ready to come back to
repay my country
I stood on the streets of Taipei with my guitar
But my mouth still sings.

Rahmat Bahagia
Tuhan kurniakan
Raja kita Selamat bertakhta.

2 Responses to Namewee NEGARAKU – seditious or simply a form of patriotic chauvinistic mischief

  1. pezze says:

    aren’t we malaysians becoming over-sensitive……?

  2. stone says:

    thank goodness it’s Malaysia. in mainland China, heads will roll (literally!) for this kinda attitude towards national pride.

    but we’re not in China, are we?

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