As expected, ethnic-Chinese political parties and assorted self-proclaimed rights groups swooped down to defend this "innocent little boy who had some fun on YouTube."
In his song, which actually is quite melodic, Ah Chee started with cryptic Racist-tinged insinuations of corruption by the ethnic-Malay police force, uttering in Mandarin:-
"... we call the police Mata, its because their mata (eyes) are very sharp. They are very hard working when Hari Raya looms, pen in hand but rarely gives out summons. It's because they are thirsty; they want to drink tea, or Kopi O with or without sugar. If you add "sugar," they will smile at you. As you drive off, they will say Tata."
In a display of mind boggling Racism and religious intolerance, Ah Chee launched a blistering attack on the Azan Subuh, the early morning Muslim call to prayer, rapping in Mandarin to a background of mosques and Muslim congregations:-
"... there's a Morning Call asking me to wake up; at times several of them singing at the same time, like the duet of a love song, with High and Low notes like an R&B tune, although sometimes some of them are out of tune, although some of them sing with a croaked voice; there are also voices like a rooster's call, but they wake up earlier than the chickens (... cock-a-doodle-do sound in the background). Like this, we'll know the time to get ready for school and work."
The song proceeded with another vile Racist attack on the Malays:-
"... only non-pampered kids (pic of smiling "pampered" Malay children in the background) will survive. There are those who have not stopped suckling until now (again , with another pic of Malay children and a cartoon of a milk suckling baby in the background)."
The Islamic scarf or Tudung prevalent among Malay Muslim women is not spared by Ah Chee:-
"... those with the tudung cross the road ever so slowly (with pics of tudung-clad Malay women in the background) . You who drive better be careful. As long as they are happy, as long as they are comfortable. Don't be like the Chinese. Everyday busy, burdened with hardships. We must 'admire' their (the Malays') 'spirit.' Because this is their life attitude. Attitude, attitude ..."
Other issues touched by Ah Chee's rap are lazy, kuih-eating Malay civil servants and the problems faced by grads of Chinese schools, saying: "... grads of Chinese schools are ignored by the government; the certs can be dumped in the drain like my case."
So how do you define Ah Chee's Negarakuku gig? How can this not be construed as a sick, Racist statement tinged with religious intolerance of the highest order? Indeed, almost every sentence uttered by Ah Chee is seditious.
But lo and behold, the very champion of anti-Racism, the purveyors of religious freedom and tolerance, the sponsors of a just society, are now rushing to the bullpen to defend Ah Chee. See the hypocrisy of it all.
Lim Kit Siang in his blog here went as far as proclaiming Ah Chee a true patriot!
Kit Siang said: "... Meng Chee’s rap was his expression of his patriotism and love for the country, to make it a better country for all Malaysians."
Say what? Come again? Is there intelligent life up there?
Let's stop kidding here. Unker Kit Siang is defending Ah Chee for one reason and one reason only. Because Ah Chee is an ethnic-Chinese. Period. As long as the accused, even those as guilty as sin, are of "his kind," Unker Kit Siang will charge down from Ipoh Timur to defend these "hapless, innocent repressed people" with full toy gun blazing, twisting facts, context and issues to confuse a gullible populace and an ignorant foreign media. This is pure, unprincipled Racism of the worst kind.
Among some circles, particularly the young ethnic-Chinese citizens of Malaysia, Ah Chee has become a folk hero, a cult figure, a rallying point ............ a fledgling Nelson Mandela and an embryonic Dalai Lama wrapped in one neat little ta pau package ........... a symbol of ethnic-Chinese resistance to "Malay Rule" in Malaysia (do I sense a tinge of oxymoronism here?).
How long can these types of blatant, unprovoked Racism by segments of the ethnic-Chinese minority be tolerated by the Malays in this country? The Negaraku, the beautiful melodic anthem of our motherland, is sacred. NOBODY should even think of tampering with it, nor with the Jalur Gemilang, national crest, Rukunegara or other icons and instruments of Malaysian nationhood. Our soldiers, warriors and heroes -- of all ethnic groups and religions -- have given their blood and their lives in defending the principles embodied in the Negaraku.
No one should even think of denigrating this symbol of Malaysian sovereignty. No one. Remember, no one. There is zero tolerance on this.
As for Ah Chee, he should pay the appropriate penalty. He must be made an example to other restless, Racist lost souls out there who seemed to thrive on a self-destructive diet of hate and vengeance against the Malay majority, the very people that gave their forefathers citizenship and the right to cari makan in Persekutuan Tanah Melayu 51 years ago.