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

Local singer Ramli Sarip defends new version of Majulah Singapura following criticism

Veteran singer-songwriter Ramli Sarip (centre, in red) singing in a music video to mark Majulah Singapura's 60th anniversary as the National Anthem. Mr Ramli's version was sung at this year's National Day Parade.
Veteran singer-songwriter Ramli Sarip (centre, in red) singing in a music video to mark Majulah Singapura's 60th anniversary as the National Anthem. Mr Ramli's version was sung at this year's National Day Parade. PHOTO: SIDEXSIDE PICTURES
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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," Mr Ramli, 67, told The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 12, 2019, with the headline Ramli Sarip on Majulah Singapura music video: 'We're not trying to rewrite history'. Subscribe