Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Recently, social media has been abuzz with the video clip for the song entitled Hello Kuala Lumpur on a YouTube channel that is thought to originate from Malaysia.
How not, song Hello Kuala Lumpur This is very similar to a song from Indonesia, namely Hello hello Bandung. The song was uploaded by the YouTube channel Lagu Kanak TV with the title “Malaysian Malay Kanak Kanak Songs” on June 30 2018.
The similarities are very identical, from the rhythm to the melody. Even the lyrics were only changed slightly, almost the same as Ismail Marzuki’s creation.
Photo: A Malaysian Malay children’s song HELLO KUALA LUMPUR following the song Halo Halo Bandung. (Youtube Screenshot of Kanak TV Songs)
Photo: A Malaysian Malay children’s song HELLO KUALA LUMPUR follows the song Halo Halo Bandung. (Screenshot YouTube TV Children’s Songs)
For example, at the beginning of the song Hello Kuala Lumpur reads Hello Kuala Lumpur, Capital of Joy. Meanwhile, the song Halo-Halo Bandung reads, Hello hello BandungCapital of Joy.
While in the middle it reads, didn’t meet you. Meanwhile, in the song that was allegedly plagiarized from Malaysia, the lyrics changed to didn’t meet you.
Suddenly, the video received attention from Indonesian netizens and was deemed to have plagiarized the song Halo-Halo Bandung.
Previously, Malaysia also used songs Feeling darling for its tourism promotion entitled Malaysia Truly Asia in 2017. The promotional video immediately sparked protests from the Indonesian people who accused the neighboring country of stealing the country’s cultural heritage.
This song’s claims were repeated a decade later. In 2017, when hosting the 2017 SEA Games, Malaysia again used the song Rasa Sayange at the opening of the Southeast Asian sporting event.
As known, Feeling darling is a song from Indonesia which is a regional song from Maluku. The song was created by Paulus Pea, a songwriter from Maluku.
Regarding this, Malaysian Prime Minister (PM) Anwar Ibrahim emphasized the song entitled Feeling darling is a song from Indonesia. He emphasized this because he still heard claims from a number of parties who stated that the song came from Malaysia.
Anwar Ibrahim assessed that this claim occurred because of the very strong cultural similarities between Indonesia and Malaysia.
According to him, this claim came from people who do not understand history. Because, if you search through Google, it will be revealed that Feeling darling is a song that originates from Indonesian society.
“I once had a song Feeling darling Some people are talking about us, originally from Malaysia. That’s just Google knows the history. “We know where he comes from Indonesia,” he said, at the Anwar Meeting event in Jakarta, quoted on Saturday (9/9/2023).
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