[Watch] Mas Ermieyati Apologises To Composer Amir Jahari, Altimet Says “Take My Song”
Bersatu Srikandi vice-president Mas Ermieyati’s apology for using Amir Jahari’s song in a video of support for Muhyiddin Yassin without the singer’s permission was seen as arrogant.
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Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) member of Parliament Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin’s recent video showing support for former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin after he was charged in court garnered controversy.
This was because the Bersatu Srikandi vice chief used the song Hasrat by Amir Jahari in the politically-themed video without the artist’s permission.
Amir claimed that the song was used without his knowledge and that he doesn’t want his songs to be used for political purposes. His former manager, Joe Lee, asked Mas Ermieyati on Twitter to remove the video as well.
Untuk kalian semua nak guna lagu OST Imaginur Hasrat, saya izinkan selagi :— Amir Jahari (@amirjaharimuzik) March 10, 2023
1. Bukan untuk agenda politik
2. Bukan untuk menjadi batu api.
Tolong turunkan video di tiktok ini. LAGI SEKALI, LAGU SAYA BUKAN UNTUK AGENDA POLITIK, KERAJAAN MAHUPUN PEMBANGKANG. Thank you, dan saya maafkan kamu. https://t.co/ZW6TWgAroO— Amir Jahari (@amirjaharimuzik) March 11, 2023
Kepada @emysamsudin, bagi pihak @amirjaharimuzik sila padamkan video ni dengan penggunaan tak berizin dari penulis lagu, lirik dan penyanyi #Hasrat iaitu @amirjaharimuzik.— ᴊᴏᴇ ʟᴇᴇ (@iamjoelee) March 10, 2023
Saya minta cara elok, sebelum saya ambil tindakan seterusnya.
Hormati soal hakcipta pemilik karya. https://t.co/dd9O91VV4t
Mas Ermieyati’s response didn’t improve the situation because to some, it came off as arrogant.
Speaking at a Srikandi event in Cheras last night, she said she was merely appreciating the song and urged Amir to issue a reminder to forbid any political party from using his songs. She said she would perhaps use Siti Nurhaliza’s songs or nasyid songs in the future.
She claimed that Siti Nurhaliza doesn’t care whether her songs would be used for social, welfare or political reasons.
In her apology speech, Mas Ermieyati alleged that Amir refused to let her use his song because she’s an Opposition MP.
She also claimed that the video was uploaded by a 19-year-old who loved the song.
Cara Mas Ermieyati mohon maaf. Langsung takda rasa bersalah, malah sangat angkuh dan sombong. YB korang ke ni? 😮💨 https://t.co/sUSVkcbeWc pic.twitter.com/g10T9QABTe— eFJei (@mrfirdausjailan) March 10, 2023
Joe criticised Mas Ermieyati for her unprofessional response and said there was no need for an aggressive reply.
He reminded her not to treat Amir like a child and not to belittle the intellectual rights of artists.
Netizens called her out for her unprofessional behaviour and for disrespecting local artists.
They also advised her to stop attacking Amir and dragging the matter further.
After about 7 hours, Mas Ermieyati removed the video from her Tiktok account.
On Twitter, she posted a vague tweet which many assumed was still related to the song fiasco.
Meanwhile, rapper Altimet, possibly in jest, told Mas Ermieyati to just use his song.
Muhyiddin, who is Bersatu president, was charged with four counts of abuse of power in relation to the Jana Wibawa economic stimulus programme for Bumiputera businesses.
He also claimed trial for two counts of money laundering totalling RM195 million.
Tak perlu passive aggressive camni.— ᴊᴏᴇ ʟᴇᴇ (@iamjoelee) March 10, 2023
Nak minta maaf biar ikhlas.
Nak pakai lagu nasyid ke Siti ke apa ke, hakikatnya tu lagu orang and MOST folks don’t want it to be used for politics.
Jangan perkecilkan @amirjaharimuzik sebagai ‘budak’.
Jangan perkecilkan soal hakcipta. https://t.co/Xhinb3XBff
sambil² minta maaf, sambil² gaslighting. another day to be grateful that PN isn’t the government right now sebab memang jelas yang mereka tak menghormati seniman negara kita.— PASPISPUS BEST (@naninanirandom) March 10, 2023
People who have no respect for the arts. https://t.co/xZJgU2ChBX— Sensei (@SenseiUcu) March 10, 2023
Susah kalau ada ahli politik yang taktau intelect property. Dah dia tk kasi, tak payah mcm nak sindir dia. IP ni bukan benda kecik tau. Kalau dia okay, okay lah, dia dh kata tk okay, then stop lah @emysamsudin . Ahli politik apa ni tktau IP https://t.co/jrBXKKCoXD— 🏴Amir Ariff🏴 (@Lameriff) March 10, 2023
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