ARTISTE Namewee hopes to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records by having the highest number of people simultaneously dance to his latest music video Makudona­rudo, reported Sinchew Daily.

The song is a collaboration between Namewee and Japan’s COOL Japan TV.

 In the music video, Namewee performs with Japanese actress Meu Ninomiya, with one of the scenes depicting the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo.

In a post on his official Facebook page, Namewee explained that the dance was a traditional one in Japan with people dancing in circles.

He said the dance was called wa, which signifies the Japanese words for “peace” and “harmony”.

“The idea of the dance is for all to get hand in hand. I hope everyone across the world, regardless of country, colour, culture or language, can join hands to take part in this dance,” Namewee wrote.

The music video has amassed 5.9 million views on YouTube since it was uploaded on Nov 19.

> The security film installed on a new car proved no deterrent to several bandits, who allegedly shattered the windows with just one hit, reported China Press.

The car owner, known only as Yeh, paid an extra RM1,500 for the security film to be installed on her car.

But a week later, thieves smashed the car windows and made off with over RM1,000 in valuables, including her mother’s belongings.

Both Yeh and her mother were in the car at the time in Petaling Jaya. The older woman suffered bruises caused by the glass fragments.

Yeh has since lodged reports with the police and the car company, the report said.

> China’s Great Wall, along with Beijing, has been listed as one of the tourist spots to avoid this year, along with India’s Taj Mahal and Venice in Italy, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.

Listed ninth on the list, Fodor’s, which has been publishing travel and tourist guides for the past 80 years, said the Great Wall had been damaged by the weather and graffiti.

The landscape nearby had been dug up for new buildings and mining, with even farmers using the earth for fertiliser.

Smog and other health hazards were also listed by the travel publisher as reasons to avoid China’s capital.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.