Under the National Anthem Act 1968, a person who shows disrespect towards Negaraku in a public place can be fined up to RM100 and/or jailed a maximum of one month.
There is also Section 268 on ‘Public Nuisance’ in the Penal Code which criminalises the causing of “annoyance to the public”. The person can be hauled to court and if found guilty, fined up to RM400.
Shhhh, we shouldn’t mention the ethnicity of the people who chose to remain seated in the cinema or otherwise we’d be slammed as “racists”.
“Some even laugh out in disdain”
In a separate reference, DAP Sarawak chief Chong Chieng Jen made a comment about this trend. Chong remarked in his Facebook: “Some even laugh out in disdain”.
Essentially, not standing at attention when Negaraku is played reflects an attitude problem.
YB Chong who is Kuching MP used the word “disdain”. It means, “
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The Chinese feeling of contempt has been harnessed into a tsunami through the DAP’s Politics of Hate.
But when we criticize them, we’re in turn accused as being “haters” or “spewing venom” – this is a description used by the J-Star Voices of Moderation.
A special campaign has been launched by the MCA newspaper dedicated to bashing those whom the EvangeliSTAR editorials regard as “hate-spewing, divisive, race-obsessed ignoramuses”.
Again, I’d like to ask how much funding the Prime Minister’s Department (JPM) has provided to the J-Star for its ‘Moderates’ ad campaign.
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What is offensive to them in the lyrics?
Our national anthem is very short, containing only the following verses with the second verse sung twice.
- Tanah tumpahnya darahku
- Rakyat hidup
- Bersatu dan maju
- Rahmat bahagia
- Tuhan kurniakan
- Raja kita
- Selamat bertakhta
That’s just 17 unique words.
Reclaiming their Malaysia
Ask yourself – Why do some Chinese have nothing but contempt for the song?
After all, it is their NGOs mainly that are behind the Negaraku subversive movement fronted by Ambiga. See minute 0:41 of the video below where she says:
“Please give us our Malaysia back. We do not want a Malaysia that is racist, that is extreme. We want to reclaim our Malaysia, please give it back.”
What kind of Malaysia is Ambiga’s Negaraku movement staking a claim to? Is it the same one where Malaysian citizens sing “Rahmat bahagia Tuhan kurniakan, Raja kita selamat bertakhta”?
How to interpret “tanah tumpahnya darah”?
The DAP has been insisting that the Chinese too were freedom fighters in Malaya.
They claim that the communists fought against the Japanese occupiers during World War Two and so this fact makes the Chinese our country’s warriors of Independence.
Chin Peng and his guerrillas fought against the British too after the Japanese surrender. Thus to the DAP, the Chinese struggled equally for Merdeka.
Yet post-1957, the communists refused to lay down their arms. If the Chinese were freedom fighters, why did they continue to wage war against our DYMM Yang Di-Pertuan Agong after Malaya obtained Independence?
Are the descendents today of the communists reluctant to menjunjung duli as well as unwilling to acknowledge that our Raja-Raja Melayu are “maha mulia”, and thus their refusal to sing the national anthem?
Or else why the disdain when Negaraku is played?