Compiled by CHOW ZHI EN, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
DRAMA Band, which gained popularity from satirical works, is hitting out at people who think they are immune to Covid-19 with a message to “come back down to Earth”, reported Harian Metro.
Their new song Kayangan touches on the stubborn and defiant attitude of individuals during the movement control order (MCO) period.
The title was inspired by groups of people they called “kluster kayangan”, which was meant to describe people who think they are “untouchable” and would never get the virus.
While Drama Band is not the only band to use Covid-19 as a source of inspiration, its cleverly written lyrics could be applied to wholly cover the pandemic in context.
So far, the music video has garnered over 470,000 views on YouTube since its debut on April 14.
> Singer Raja Syahiran and his mother have come forward to help frontliners by donating face masks and preparing food for them, reported Berita Harian.
Raja Syahiran made 50,000 face masks using reusable materials to be distributed to hospitals all over the country. So far, he has achieved half of the target in Peninsular Malaysia.
Raja Syahiran said his relatives who worked as medical frontliners told him they did not have enough personal protective equipment so he decided to help out.
“We’re targeting each state to get masks because we have volunteers now from all over, ” he said.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.