The ‘Listen! Listen!’ dance remix has swept the country, in the process exposing many college and university students to the way they have been indoctrinated all these years.
It is no longer about Sharifah and Bawani but these clips have exposed the system for what it is – though we have to be thankful to plucky Bawani for sparking this new awareness.
Anyway, this clip, produced by Yuri Wong’s Factory Music Studio, has rocketed past one million views. For more about Yuri Wong, who won Best Producer at the VIMA 2010 awards, go here.
Hot on Yuri’s heels is Namewee’s production, which is reaching 700000 views.
Rapidly rising the charts and closing in on Namewee is this cute little parody on matlutfi90’s Youtube account with over 600000 views:
Malaysia’s Got Talent, all right.
All these clips might seem amusing, but they have also exposed many young people for the first time to what goes on inside our campuses, where they are rarely encouraged to think critically. Instead, they are required to listen quietly while they are indoctrinated.
The ‘Listen! Listen!’ episode and the above parodies have raised awareness about the spiralling cost of higher education in the country and the debt burden of study loans that students have to shoulder. Like Bawani, students should be asking questions about the privatisation of education and why Malaysia cannot have free education.
Hopefully, this entire episode has opened the eyes of young people and moved them to think more seriously about what is happening in the country. May they unshackle the chains of mental stupour that are holding them back.