The Fabulous Cats, a Malaysian foursome, released its debut album May 10 hot on the heels of the single, “Papa Jahat” (Bad Papa), which is the most played song on the radio and a favorite ringtone download.

The song is so ubiquitous that it became the subject of a debate in Parliament, where some legislators warned that the song’s lyrics might lead Malaysian youngsters to disrespect their parents.

Though the song has no clear meaning, in includes lines in colloquial Malay that can be translated as “Don’t be a bad papa” and “Papa promised not to do it again.” Some politicians have said that criticizing one’s father is a contradiction of Islamic principles.

The band’s manager said critics have completely misinterpreted the song. The parents of the band’s leader, Farish Ramli, are divorced, and the manager said he simply wanted to remind everyone of family issues; Malaysia’s divorce rate is on the rise.

Though no one has advocated banning the song, Malaysian law is strict about broadcast content. Madonna‘s “Erotica” cannot be played, nor Hong Kong pop singer ‘s relatively tame “In the Name of Love.”

Meanwhile, in Taiwan, rapper Jeff Huang of the L.A. Boyz was acquitted of libel for accusing two politicians of corruption in one of his songs.

Huang, who is credited with popularizing American-style hip-hop in Taiwan, praised the May 11 verdict in Taipei District Court, saying it shows Taiwan’s authorities support freedom of expression.

In the song “Retribution,” Huang implied that two lawmakers took bribes to propose amendments to the copyright law that would “murder” Taiwanese music.