The Negaraku is our country’s national anthem and it is often sung to express our love for the country. However, what if the national anthem was played in another manner?
Last Saturday (10 September), Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football team won the 2022 FA Cup final against Terengganu FC (TFC) with a 3-1 win at the Bukit Jalil national stadium.
While it was a momentous occasion for Johorians, one particular incident has caught the attention of netizens and a huge debate has sparked since then.
Negaraku metal style
It is common that the national anthem was played before any official event starts as a symbol of nationalism and patriotism.
However, this particular incident has Negaraku played in metal style, sung by Idris Brown alongside musician Muzza, who played the electric guitar.
The performance has since garnered a mixed reaction from netizens on several social media platforms, with a majority of them criticising the artist for being disrespectful and unpatriotic.
“Negaraku is a national song. Singing the normal version is enough or else it will become like Fergie singing ‘London Bridge Is Falling Down’,” a netizen said.
“I personally feel singing Negaraku like this lacks patriotism. Singing Negaraku with the original music has a different patriotic ‘feel’ to it,” another netizen said.
On the other hand, some netizens were of the opinion that there’s nothing wrong in singing the national anthem in other genres.
“It’s just a rock version, not a remix. Nothing wrong with it,” a netizen said on TikTok.
What do you think about this? Do you prefer the traditional Negaraku or other versions? Share your thoughts!