“While YouTube has already been available in Malaysia’s most widely spoken languages — Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese, and English — having a Malaysia-specific homepage can now deliver the most relevant videos for Malaysians as well as make it easier to highlight great content from our local partners such as KRU Studios… In the last few years, Malaysians have shown a gift for creating video hits. You may have seen the guy who proposed to his girlfriend using Internet memes. Then there’s singer and ukelele player Zee Avi, who posted a few videos on YouTube in 2007 and ended up signing to Jack Johnson’s Brushfire label. Meanwhile school teacher Cikgu Shida has mimed her way across tons of popular songs to become a sudden Internet star in her homeland.
With YouTube now open in Malaysia, we are excited to see more and more Malaysians join the YouTube community. And hopefully this will also mean the world can more easily discover the amazing culture and talent that exists in Malaysia today.”
To commemorate this opening, a special video was created and features some of Malaysia’s top artists including Yuna, Mizz Nina, Joe Flizzow, and Tenderfist. Additionally, after looking at the analytics and seeing the popularity of K-pop in the country, some of the Top K-pop / K-drama stars including B2ST, 2NE1, INFINITE, miss A, Jang Geun Suk, and SISTAR welcomed Malaysians to YouTube Malaysia.