Kill them with kindness!
The recent controversy surrounding standup comedian Jocelyn Chia's jokes about the MH370 tragedy has sparked widespread discussions about the importance of respecting people from other countries.
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Many notable figures, including local comedian Harith Iskandar, the wife of an MH370 victim, Singaporean comedian Kumar, and even the Singapore High Commissioner, have expressed their concerns and offered apologies for the hurtful remarks made by the 41-year-old comedian.
Amidst this controversy, a Malaysian named Bryan Yap has delivered an exceptional response that has gained significant attention, putting Malaysia in the spotlight. Yap took to TikTok and Instagram to share a video that has amassed over 2.1 million views and 200,000 likes since its posting four days ago.
In the video, Yap starts by showing a snippet of Chia's comedy routine, where she jokes about Singapore becoming a first-world country and makes disparaging remarks about Malaysia still being a developing nation.
However, Yap's response takes a different and uplifting turn. With a wide smile, he proudly exclaims, "Welcome To Malaysia," and the video transitions into a beautiful montage showcasing the country's breathtaking landscapes, islands, and rich culture.
Yap includes footage from a recent event where Sabahans and Sarawakians paraded and danced through Kuala Lumpur, a moment that deeply touched the hearts of Malaysians nationwide. The montage continues, featuring iconic landmarks that represent Malaysia's diverse and multicultural society, the vibrant cultures we embrace, and the incredible wildlife and marine life that grace our nation.
Towards the end of the video, Yap transforms his outfit into traditional attire, concluding with a strong sense of pride as he states, "This is Malaysia."
Yap's video has evoked powerful emotions among viewers, leaving them with goosebumps, tears, and a renewed sense of national pride. It serves as a reminder of the beauty and diversity that Malaysia possesses and emphasizes the significance of respecting people from other countries.
Through his inspiring response, Yap has captured the essence of Malaysia, showcasing the unity, cultural richness, and natural wonders that make our nation truly remarkable. His video stands as a testament to the values we hold dear and the shared heritage we celebrate as Malaysians.