Singaporean comedian Jocelyn Chia belittled Malaysia and ridiculed the Malaysia Airlines MH370 tragedy during a stand-up comedy event in New York, USA. Photo/Mothership
SINGAPORE – Stand-up comedian singapore, Jocelyn Chia, throwing scathing satire at Malaysia in a comedy show in New York, United States (US). His satire has angered the government in Kuala Lumpur.
The comedian satirized Malaysia’s “dumping” of Singapore in 1965. Today, however, the city-state is much more advanced.
“My country, Singapore, after we became independent from Britain, we are a small country that is struggling,” he said.
“In order to survive, we formed a union with a bigger and stronger country, Malaysia,” he continued.
“When my prime minister went on television to announce that you guys had dumped us, he was crying because he thought we wouldn’t survive without you (Malaysia),” he said.
“But then, 40 years later, we became a first world country. And you guys? Malaysia, what are you now? Still a developing country,” he said sarcastically in a video now viral on social media.
Jocelyn Chia then crudely referred to the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 or MH370 in a joke about Malaysia trying to re-establish relations with Singapore.
“Why don’t you (Malaysia) visit me in 40 years?,” he said in a monologue.
In another voice, he replied: “I tried, but you know, our plane won’t fly,” he said as an image of the Malaysia Airlines plane flashed across the screen.