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Why Malaysia Hates Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson – Video

Perodua KelisaThe host of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson, has come under attack in the Malaysian parliament for his tirade on one of the country’s cars – the Perodua Kelisa. Jeremy is not exactly a poster child for subtlety, and he proved it by bluntly calling it the “worst car in the world” and “unimaginative junk, with no soul, no flair and no passion”. He later smashed the car with a sledgehammer, before blowing it up.

The actions on the show have provoked a Malaysian minister Abdul Raman Suliman into saying that Clarkson was like a football commentator who cannot play football. He also claimed that the Perodua had not received a single complaint from UK owners.

While the Perodua is not going to win any awards for design anytime soon, I feel that Clarkson took things a bit too far. The clip is not from Top Gear, but from one of his videos – ‘Clarkson: Heaven and Hell‘. Clarkson has a reputation to uphold and he found an easy and cheap target. The stunt may have been done to sex-up the straight to DVD video.

Watch the video and comment.


13 thoughts on “Why Malaysia Hates Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson – Video

  1. i believe that jeremy was just telling the truth, if youve ever been in one you would surely understand!!!

  2. ohh,please malaysian cars are useless,and compared to other cars its rubbish, sure its cheap but its quality is even cheaper and besides not like its gonna turn heads or anything right?

  3. I agree with Jeremy…MALAYSIAN CARS ARE RUBBISH! I don't understand why that Malaysian minister even bothers to complain about it when he KNOWS for sure that their cars are pure crap…

  4. Jeremy is absolutely correct!, i live in Malaysia and I'll be a witness to the useless nature of the proton mid range sedans and the Perodua range, to make it worse the government knows this so if you import a car they charge u 300 % duty to deter you from buying foreign made much better cars.

  5. To be honest even if you make the cheapest car insurance, you will still pay more then this car worth. In different countries you buy a car like this for 50$ but you pay 100$ to throw it away so is that a deal that worth doing? I doubt.

  6. Malaysia hates Jeremy Clarkson? But i don't hate Jeremy Clarkson , in fact i love watching what he does.

  7. Whether people like it or not, Jeremy is a free individual to do whatever he wants. He bought the car so he can do whatever he wants to do with his property. The offended minister should just watch and shut up. Jeremy has been a great car reviewer since decades ago and I'm sure he knows best of what he's talking about. The whoever minister is nobody to comment on cars as he knows NOTHING. Perodua should take this as a motivation and not an insult. Perodua produces shitty cars and still want the image of other reputable car makers. The fact is that they are living an impossible dream as Malaysian car makers never learn and never take advice thinking they are on par with Toyota or Ford. Only people who buy malaysian cars and cannot afford better cars mock Jeremy because they have not driven other great cars. A chinese saying goes "those who can't reap the grapes say that it is sour" is the exact thing to describe this article's author.

  8. even some great supercar also critic by jeremy…..on the aspect of car, kelisa really didnt do a great job, but at the aspect of economical, kelisa is a great car….

  9. I'm sorry !? Perodua Kelisa? come on Jeremy Clarkson is already being nice with it ! "Malaysian minister Abdul Raman Suliman" provoked by Jeremy comment ? please dear sir you are making cars like this to snatch away Malaysian citizen money that's all. I don't see even one single safety feature in that car !? You did not receive any complaint UK owners ? Well its just because since they are paying so little they couldn't be bother ! or well like usual "because you spend all your time playing not working" that's why you see no complaint. I bet you 1 BILLION dollar "if i have that money" that thousand of Malaysian had and did complaint on this "Perodua Kelisa" did you do even a single thing about it ? No offense to anyone because me myself is a Malaysian " My Conclusion" is don't even you dare speak of others doing when you ain't doing anything at all

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