Saturday, July 12, 2008

Wee Meng Chee is looking for Malaysians in Several Countries

Wee Meng Chee, the guy who got into limelight for the wrong reason last year, is going to do something constructive for the nation for this 51st National Day.

Quoting this from The Star
PETALING JAYA: His parody of the national anthem landed him in hot water but Wee Meng Chee’s (pic) next project is likely to get a different reaction from fellow Malaysians.

This year, the 25-year-old mass communication graduate has a special gift in mind for Malaysia when it marks National Day. Wee, who graduated last month from the Taiwan’s Ming Chuan University, and four other Malaysian friends are shooting a documentary of Malaysians living in other countries while making their way home overland from Hong Kong.

“We are planning to start our journey on July 31 and travel through Macau, southern China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand before arriving in Malaysia on Aug 31.

“Along the way, we will interview Malaysians in these countries and get their greetings to the country as it celebrates the 51st Merdeka Day,” he said in a phone interview from Taiwan.

Last year, Wee became the talk of the town when his rap video Negaraku was posted on video-sharing website YouTube. The Mandarin number created an uproar, with several quarters condemning him for mocking the national anthem.

However, he denied making the video with ill intentions, saying he did not mean to be seditious or to attack the Government. He later bowed to mounting pressure by apologising to the public.

On his latest project, Wee said he and his friends would also ask Malaysians they met to put their signatures in the various colours of the national flag on a piece of white cloth, with the ultimate aim of producing a Jalur Gemilang of signatures.

He said a song, entitled Wo Yao Hui Jia (I Want to Go Home), had been composed to go with the video clip, which he planned to upload to YouTube.

“The main purpose of filming the documentary is to bring back the wishes of those who cannot make it home for National Day,” he said.

Malaysians living in countries Wee will visit and are interested in being featured in the video can contact him at

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