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The YouTube Chart-Topping Video That Shows Malaysians Are Not Racist At All

A quick Google search on racism in Malaysia would return with millions of search results. And we know that racism is bad: even the country’s former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that if Malaysians become more racist, it would threaten the country’s foundation.

But are all Malaysians really racist? The Malay Mail Online, a Malaysia based online publication, puts the subject to the test.

And the resulting video is heartwarming to say the least.

“We all know the stereotypes. We all know what other races think about us. And we all know that on social media, remarks by individuals fan the flames of racism. To explore this issue, we decided to do a test. We got Malaysians from different races, ages, and backgrounds to audition for a short film. They did not know the script. They did not know the camera was rolling.” – The Malay Mail Online.

Watch the video here:

The video titled “Are Malaysians Racist?” has struck a chord with viewers, and became the second-most watched video on YouTube less than a day after its debut. At the time of the writing, the video has been viewed over 340,000 times.

The directors of the video, (from left) Naga DDB executive creative director Alvin Teoh, Reservoir World executive producer Chow Chun Son and Naga DDB creative director Chan Woei Hern pose for a photo at Dome KLCC in Kuala Lumpur. Image Credit: The Malay Mail Online
The directors of the video, (from left) Naga DDB executive creative director Alvin Teoh, Reservoir World executive producer Chow Chun Son and Naga DDB creative director Chan Woei Hern pose for a photo at Dome KLCC in Kuala Lumpur. (Image Credit: The Malay Mail Online)

Go Malaysia!

 

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