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1.Student must face the law, Cabinet, however, accepts his apology[NATION 17-Aug-2007]- STAR pg N3 ..continued at N4

Student must face the law, Cabinet, however, accepts his apology


PUTRAJAYA: The Cabinet has accepted the apology by student Wee Meng Chee, who caused a furore with his Negaraku rap video clip on video-sharing web portal YouTube, said Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

However, the Prime Minister said the law would still have to take its course.

Wee, 24, could be charged under the National Anthem Act 1968 with disrespecting and lowering the prestige of the Negaraku, he said.

Abdullah said a Minister had brought up the matter during the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Good job: Abdullah shaking hands with Federation of Malaysia Manufacturers president Tan Sri Yong Pok Kon after the press conference on Pemudah at his office in Putrajaya yesterday.
He (Wee) said he wants to apologise, we can accept. But if it is an offence, how to let him go without him being punished? The law has to take its course, he said during a press conference on the Special Task Force to Facilitate Business here yesterday.

Wees six-minute video of a Mandarin rap number using the Negaraku as background created an uproar, with several quarters condemning him for mocking the national anthem and making offensive statements.

The 24-year-old mass communications student at Ming Chuan University in Taiwan had on Tuesday apologised for the parody In Kuala Lumpur, Minister in the Prime Ministers Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said the Cabinet was not in the position to forgive Wee, LOH FOON FONG reports.

Nazri said the offence was not against the Prime Minister or Ministers concerned but against the nation.

If he had committed an offence, and I think it was an offence, then we must allow the Attorney-General to investigate and decide whether to take him to court, said Nazri.

To not prosecute him is not on at all because he has committed an offence against the nation and no one, not the Cabinet or political parties, are in a position to forgive him.

Wee could be charged under the Sedition Act because he had insulted the symbol of the nation, he said.

We cannot be like the West where you can have the underwear with the design of the Union Jack. In Britain, you can insult the Queen or the flag, I dont care, but in this country we have laws and we cannot set a precedent whereby you commit an offence, apologise and get away with it, Nazri said, adding that Wee was not a boy but a 24-year-old man and he should be held responsible for the act.

It is not about ethnicity or being racial but it is against national interest, he said.

When asked how Wee had insulted the national anthem, Nazri said the song was supposed to be sung in a proper way, otherwise it would mean insulting the song, especially when the lyrics were changed.

Malaysia Negaraku ku. Ku ku can also mean cuckoo, so it was insulting. I dont think this was done out of ignorance. He was a university student and he meant to insult the national anthem, he said.

On whether Wee would be called home to answer charges against him, Nazri said the A-G would have to investigate and if he decides to prosecute him, then when Wee returns, he would have to face the charges.

The Minister also said that he wanted action to be taken against YouTube and other bloggers who allowed sensitive material which went against the laws of Malaysia to be published.

Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim concurred with Nazri, saying that the country was governed by the rule of law and Wee had to abide by it.

matiara1 wrote:

So, common guys, is it enough?

1. Once we do wrong we simply apology, like Namewee?

2. We had been about 400yrs + being conquared by Portugese, Spain, British, and lastly in 1966 or 1963 (pls correct me) we said "tak pa la, depa nak keluaq malaya, kita ada banyak lagi negeri' sabaaq..(dont mind.if they want to quit from malaya, since we got many states, be late Tunku)

3.So personally can we forgive Namewee?

4. or we denmand harsh 'weightage' punishment to him

5. I always sung a song that i,ve sung before..soldier of fortune...ANAK KECIL MAIN API DAA...

6. vote for more punishment to all Malaysian.(this guy try to cut to pieces our solidarity by his racist thinking, and yet we're to celebrate our 50th yrs merdeka day)can we just keep nothing?
7. vote for the sake of 50th. merdeka day for more harsh punishment to NAMEWEE.

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  • 24 October 201549. Adliana Fields
    He done it because he was a proud Malaysian and wanted to created creativity out of our national anthem. That was all there is to it. There's nothing foolish about it. Our government need to have some positiveness in viewing good things for the future. Ha
  • 25 September 201548. Laila Barajas
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    too much
  • 17 September 201443. Linda Mckinney
    He should learn his lesson!
  • 30 June 201442. Ira M
    The equivalent punishment should be executed and leave him to the mercy
  • 25 June 201441. Azwalissa Prince
    kerajaan jangan tutup mata + pekak telinga.! jatuhkan hukuman setimpal supaya org lain tak buat kurang ajar mcm ini lagi.. elok masukkan aje dalam ISA..!
  • 03 May 201440. Diyana S
    don't judge the speciality of malay people!!!never!!!
  • 19 February 201439. Yan Mercado
    assalamualaikum, salam sejahtera...kita perlu bagi pengajaran yang mendalam terhadap budak ni...tindakannya untuk mengedit lagu negaraku sebenarnya membawa banyak implikasi buruk kepada kemakmuran dan perpaduan negara kita...di manakah tanggungjawabnya da
  • 18 February 201438. Matiara Espinoza
    tambah lagi hukuman tersebut
  • 08 December 201337. Azman H
    I support this petition
  • 03 December 201336. Din Hendrix
    I am realy hurt, as an elderly person if the malaysian can accept his appoligies he should mention his appologies in our TV seriously and admit his mistake and realy regret and call all malaysia not to follow his foot step in , Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese an
  • 10 November 201335. Hazalina H
    goverment must strict to make sure it not going to happen again
  • 06 September 201334. Norinta Mdy
    I support this petition
  • 20 August 201333. Ashmadi M
    Namewee, grow up will ya!.... Malaysia ain't perfect. You think Taiwan is? or ROC? or US? or UK? least its a place you can call HOME!!!
  • 13 July 201332. Suryati Y
    He shall be punish, public canning , in Dataran Merdeka
  • 12 April 201331. Azman Avery
    we were taught to stand up straight while the national anthern is being played to observe and respect the nation as a whole. Modifying the song with own cruel wordings is too much, insulting the whole nation.
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    I support this petition
  • 03 March 201329. Noorlindawati S
    give a damn punishment
  • 06 January 201328. Zaimi Ochoa
  • 30 July 201227. Hang N
    buang kerakyatan sbg pengajaran kepada yang lain
  • 04 July 201226. Afidah M
    Perlu diberikan hukuman yang sewajarnya supaya orang lain tidak akan melakukan perkara yang sama. Mana boleh lagu kebangsaan kita dipermain2kan. xguna jer g belajar pandai2 tapi otak xleh pikir.
  • 30 March 201225. Wan Friedman
    memang tak masuk akal kalau die tetibe mintak maaf padahal dah ngutuk maafkn le dia..sebab dalam agama pun dah beritahu..berilah peluang kedua..kalau dia ulang, baru hukum cukup2!!
  • 16 February 201224. Zainalabidin Spears

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