Johor-born actor Ronny Chieng says he's still 'anak Malaysia' in Marvel Studios' promo clip


Ronny Chieng showed off his Malaysian passport and slang to prove he's still a Malaysian. Photo: AFP

Ronny Chieng made it a point to remind his Malaysian fans that his birth country still holds a special place in his heart.

The Malaysian-born actor and comedian who now resides in Manhattan, New York, wished all Malaysians a Happy Malaysia Day in a Marvel Studios' promo clip.

On Sept 16, Marvel Studios Malaysia posted a short YouTube video of the Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings actor showcasing his fluent Bahasa Malaysia.

“Johor Bahru kampung saya. Saya anak Malaysia,” said Chieng.

The 35-year-old also emphasised why he’s still Malaysian.

“I still have a Malaysia passport, OK!” he exclaimed. “What more proof do you need?”

Chieng further shared that the Malaysian slang terms “lah” and “meh” are very much part of his vocabulary till today, and that he could "still order like a pro at the kopitiam".

The Crazy Rich Asians star wished all his fellow Malaysians well in our national language before ending his message with “Malaysia boleh.”

The minute long clip is part of Marvel Studio’s promo for the film Shang-Chi which features a majority cast of Asian actors. Chieng plays a character named Jon Jon whom the hero meets in an underground battle arena during his search for his sister.

Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings is scheduled to open at cinemas in Malaysia on Oct 7.

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