Tamil song ‘Kolaveri Di’ catches Malaysian PM’s fancy

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April 27, 2012

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak likes the Tamil hit song Why This Kolaveri Di?, saying the song has a certain catchy feel to it.

Hour with the PM: Najib (right) being interviewed by Uthaya (left) and Anantha (second from right) on THR Raaga’s breakfast show ‘Kalakkal Kalai’. — Bernama

April 27, 2012

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak likes the Tamil hit song Why This Kolaveri Di?, saying the song has a certain catchy feel to it.

Hour with the PM: Najib (right) being interviewed by Uthaya (left) and Anantha (second from right) on THR Raaga’s breakfast show ‘Kalakkal Kalai’. — Bernama

He told listeners who tuned in to popular Tamil radio station THR Raaga yesterday morning that the dancing in the video was also very good.

“I have been told PM Manmohan (Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh) also likes this song,” the Prime Minister told announcers Uthaya and Anantha in the station's top-rated breakfast show Kalakkal Kalai'.

Najib, who is a Manchester United (MU) fan, chatted about the game.

He said it was going to be tough for MU in the Premier League, adding that Chelsea had surprised him by beating Barcelona.

When asked to comment on Liverpool, Najib quipped: “I have not watched the History Channel for a while.”

Najib also told listeners about the Tamil words Ore Malaysia which means 1Malaysia, nambikai (trust) nam naadu (our country) and acchamillai (no fear) which he had picked up in the course of engaging the Indian community.

During the fun-filled and jovial one-hour interview, there were also serious moments when Najib spoke about the Government's initiatives for the Indian community.

To a question, Najib said much had been achieved and implemented for the Indian community in the last two years.

“I think there is a greater recognition and awareness of the problems of the Indians and I think it started even when I was deputy prime minister and chaired the Cabinet Committee on Indian Affairs,” he said.


Courtesy: thestar.my