Ng 'Yes, Yes' still does not get it
YOURSAY 'Nothing could be more embarrassing. How could Ng Yen Yen indulge in such a silly exchange with the Malacca crowd repeatedly?'
Cannon: Tourism Minister and MCA vice-president Ng Yen Yen does not get it after the fiasco in Penang.
She should have phrased her question if she wants a resounding ‘yes' from the crowd in Malacca: "A vote for MCA is a vote for Umno, yes?"
The Chinese community has rejected MCA. The party is part of a corrupt regime that preaches democracy and inclusiveness, but in reality practises apartheid and parliamentary dictatorship.
The Chinese voters want to give their resounding support to Umno-BN like they want a hole in the head.
CQ Muar: Nothing could be more embarrassing. How could Ng Yen Yen indulge in such a silly exchange with the Malacca crowd repeatedly, virtually yelling on the microphone "yes" and "no"?
For a minister, it was a humiliating experience. Indeed, it was absolutely unbelievable and preposterous. Some even shouted for her to step down from the stage!
1vote: Served her right, a minister who does not understand that MCA has no more raison d'etre in Malaysian politics.
She will be voted out and go into oblivion, many have already told her that her days as a minister are coming to an end.
Cry Yen Yen, your crocodile tears will not elicit any sympathy from the majority of Malaysians, especially the Chinese.
Kairos: All over Malaysia, the Chinese are angry with the BN government. Not only are the leaders totally corrupt to the core, they are completely out of touch with the common people.
The Chinese feel that they have been sold out by the leaders in the government who are more interested in filling up their own pockets than fighting for their interests and rights.
Leaders like Yen Yen keep quiet on critical issues that do matter and make noise on issues that are unimportant.
The Chinese all over Malaysia want change. It is definitely a ‘No, No, No to MCA'.
Ferdtan: Ng Yen Yen's failure in trying to convince the crowd during a Chap Goh Meh in Jonker Street in Malacca to say "Yes, Yes, Yes" is a repeat of the hilarious (and politically damaging) "No, No, No" to the PM's call to the people of Penang during the performance of K-pop star Psy.
PM's call was "Are you ready for BN?" now replaced with another naive minister's call "Do you agree with a bigger Chap Goh Meh festival if BN wins the general election?"
Don't BN leaders ever learn? Or do they really listen to the people on the ground? Why did she have to take that chance? She must have thought that the crowd are all MCA members who were told to be there to cheer her on.
After this repeated fiasco, I am sure no BN leaders dare to test the water again by asking for support directly from the public in any public gathering.
This repeat of comedy reminds me of a British political satirical sitcom ‘Yes, Minister'. It shows that ministers can be stupid.
Changeagent: It's absolutely disgraceful how Ng Yen Yen talked to the crowd. She was rude, loud and obnoxious.
Her constant pointing and hand gestures were unnecessary and condescending towards the crowd. It's definitely not a good way to get them on her side or say yes to BN.
Lim Chong Leong: Is her name Ng Yes Yes? She seems to have said ‘yes' to too many people, like those in Umno and her party president, that now people are saying ‘no' to her.
Ng Yes Yes, listen, listen, listen to the people. They are saying no, no, no!
Low Kok Kok: BN leaders should go for the famous course run by Dale Carnegie or read his book ‘How to Make Friends and Influence People'.
If PM Najib Razak is stupid enough to ask the people for a ‘yes' answer, then Ng must be even more dumb to have asked it four times.
Clever Voter: The rejection of BN politicians is consistent throughout the country. Not only have the citizens made up their mind to reject their crooked individuals, they are willing to take the chance to embrace change.
BN's victory therefore will be a surprise, owing to reasons we all know.
Boiling Mud: The power to steer the future of this country to the right direction is indeed in the hands of the people.
However, one would fail to see what has a bigger Chap Goh Meh celebration got to do with it.
It is appalling for a minister to cite the celebration of Valentine's Day - which is totally western - and lottery betting as signs of development. Has this woman got any brain at all?
Fantastic4: How pathetic can one be? Malacca is considered as a BN stronghold. Perhaps this is a pre-emption of what is to come at the GE?
BLBS: As the saying goes, "Don't go looking for trouble, when trouble is not looking for you." Ng Yen Yen is really pushing it.
Skeat: I wish they would show us their version of the video showing the crowd shouting, ‘Yes, yes, yes'.
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