Ramli Sarip on Majulah Singapura music video: 'We're not trying to rewrite history'

A music video of veteran singer-songwriter Ramli Sarip's (centre) rendition of Majulah Singapura was released on Dec 3, 2019. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
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SINGAPORE - Veteran singer-songwriter Ramli Sarip and the producers behind a new rendition of Majulah Singapura have defended their take on the National Anthem, asserting that it was never meant to replace the official version.

"It's a different interpretation of the song," Ramli, 67, told The Straits Times. "The lyrics are the same, the meaning behind the words are still there and it's not a weird rearrangement. The feel might be different but we're not trying to rewrite history or replace the original song."

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