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Bung: Gangnam is cool, mooning is not

 | November 6, 2012

The Kinabatangan MP is perplexed as to why local youths are seemingly intent on rubbishing Malaysia's image, when they can be like the South Korean superstar PSY.

KUALA LUMPUR: An Umno MP has called for Malaysia’s youths to better Malaysia’s image by emulating the South Korean superstar PSY and his iconic act, Gangnam Style.

Kinabatangan MP Bung Mokhtar Radin told the Dewan Rakyat that he was disappointed with the mockery aimed at Malaysia’s leaders on Aug 31 this year, including the one where a youth showed his buttocks at a photo of the Prime Minister and his wife.

“…If they don’t like the country’s leaders, never mind. But don’t become a rude [kind of] society which isn’t embarrassed, which can be influenced by drugs and alcohol, who takes out their pants and shows their buttocks.

“They should be like PSY and Gangnam Style. He, his styles and his group is very popular. Millions of people are watching his video clip, not like our youths…destroying our image of our country and our people,” he told Parliament.

At the time, the Dewan Rakyat was in debate at the committee level over the 2013 Budget, and was focused on the Ministry of Tourism.

On Merdeka Day this year, several youths were nabbed by the police for seemingly mocking Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor.

During the celebrations, one showed his buttocks to a picture of the premier and his wife. Another, a part-time model, stepped on his face. They were soon arrested by the police for allegedly violating the Sedition Act.

During the debate, Bung said that the tourism industry could lead to a “revealing of culture”, adding that “outside cultures” could be copied by locals, which led him to criticise these individuals.


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