MALAYSIA – Douglas Lim, one of the most respected and widely acclaimed comedians, once again made Malaysians howl with laughter over his newly released video on Wednesday (June 30).
In the video, Douglas played the role of an art teacher and told students that they were free to draw whatever they wanted. What followed next was a series of drawings that (lowkey) teased recent happenings and controversies which took place in the country.
ICYMI, here are some of the most iconic lines from the video and the events Douglas was referring to:
1. “Zuzu, you pun lukis bendera putih? Kenapa tiru Yat?”
Event: Following the loss of income and livelihoods, the #BenderaPutih movement was launched to help those in need. However, Housing and Local Government minister Zuraida Kamaruddin was accused of “hijacking” the campaign when she voiced her support on Twitter.
2. “Durian ini dari tahun lepas, Cher.”
Event: Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker and Batu Pahat MP Mohd Rashid Hasnon’s initial denial and susequent confession to attending a durian feast.
3. “Kerajaan Langsat” and “Kerajaan Gagak”
Event: Frustrated with the government’s handling of the pandemic, Malaysians flooded Twitter with hashtags reflecting their disappointment and anger.
4. “Tak cukup water colour? This is an art class, GENIUS!”
Event: Amidst slow vaccination rates in the country, National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin accused richer countries of hoarding COVID-19 vaccines, a charge the EU has denied.
5. “Saya suruh bukak dewan 3 kali, kan?”
Event: After weeks of sky-high COVID-19 cases, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) urged the government to reconvene Parliament “as soon as possible” – a request that was announced three times but yet to be fulfilled.
6. “Dino tak boleh jumpa cikgu kerana cirit-birit.”
Event: On Wednesday (June 30), Prime Minister Tan Sri Mahiaddin Yassin was admitted to the hospital due to diarrhea and his office released a short announcement regarding his condition, triggering an outpouring of scorn and derision online.
Douglas’ video received more than 500k views on Facebook within 24 hours and many netizens praised him for brilliantly expressing their sentiments towards recent events in a sarcastic and humourous manner.
You can watch the video here:
Sources: FB/ Douglas Lim
Editor: Raymond Chen, Sarah Yeoh