Sunday August 19, 2007

Just a wee issue, say Liow and Khairy

Two leaders discussed Wee Meng Chee's songs issue 

MALACCA: MCA Youth chief Datuk Liow Tiong Lai and Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jammaluddin agreed that the Wee Meng Chee issue should be downplayed. 

“There should be restraint in this matter and we must not sensationalise too much. We need to look at it rationally,” said Khairy after meeting Liow on the sidelines of the MCA Youth General Assembly 

Liow pointed out that there should not be so much pressure exerted on Wee as he was just a student and he had already apologised. 

Barisan spirit: Liow (left) and Khairy discussing the Wee issue on the sidelines of the assembly. In the centre is MCA youth secretary-general Dr Wee Ka Siong.
The two youth leaders also urged all quarters to allow the Attorney-General to look into the matter and not jump to any conclusion about what the decision would be. 

Muar-born Wee, a 24-year-old mass communications student at Ming Chuan University in Taiwan, had come under fire after he posted a six-minute video of a Mandarin rap number using the Negaraku as background music. 

Wee had since apologised but the issue took another twist when his two songs were sold by VCD peddlars in Muar. 

“Each party – Umno, MCA and MIC – has its own view on this issue and so it is important for us to sit down and discuss the matter, not only in terms of his actions in the eyes of the law but the impact younger generation,” said Khairy.  

The Youth delegates also spoke at length about the matter. One after another speaker stressed that Wee had apologised. 

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