Namewee calls Utusan ‘trash’

Rapper and Nasi Lemak 2.0 director comes out with a scathing YouTube video in response to attacks by Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia

(Free Malaysia Today) – In his usual acerbic style, rapper Wee Meng Chee (better known as Namewee) has come out guns a-blazing against Utusan Malaysia for their attacks on him.

Through a YouTube video entitled “Namewee F–k Utusan!!!”, the Nasi Lemak 2.0 director slammed the Umno-owned newspaper for claiming that he had offended the Malays.

“(The role of the) newspaper is to report, report! You are judging people. You don’t write to shiok sendiri (please yourself).”

“That kind of newspaper runs down Malaysians, runs down the people… You have a pen, you have a keyboard and you’re considered a reporter,” he belted out sarcastically in Malay, along with a series of expletives.

“Trash newspaper! Scum of society! Trash writer!” he added.

Wee was responding to an article entitled “Bukan Nasi Lemak 2.0, soalnya Namewee” (It’s not Nasi Lemak 2.0, the question is Namewee) by Utusan feature writer Fauziah Arof.

Fauziah stressed that she would not watch Wee’s Sept 8-released movie even if she was given free tickets.

In several volleys against the rapper, she claimed that he had offended Malaysians, especially the country’s “Malays and Muslims”.

The newspaper said it was strange for Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Abdul Aziz to receive Wee without taking action against him.

Fauziah also claimed that the rapper was given “too much face” and rubbished Wee’s support of the 1Malaysia concept.

“Who is this Namewee, and what is so special about him?” she asked, adding that she had no problems with local films, and was willing to spend money to watch “Malay films”.

In his nearly three-minute-long video, Wee did not appear to be amused with Fauziah’s words.