Malaysiakini Letter

Winners and losers in the Psy show

Tan Zhong Yan
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Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and BN would surely have regretted inviting South Korean pop star Psy to the Penang state BN Chinese New Year open house.

The one-minute video which has gone viral in the cyberspace says it all - Yes for Psy! No for BN!



Well, Psy is clearly the winner. Getting millions of ringgit just to perform for 15 minutes is definitely worth it despite the fact that he had to fly from Brazil which took 20 hours.

The people

Those who went to the open house would surely enjoy themselves getting to see Psy performing his famous 'Oppa Gangnam Style' for free as it was sponsored by person(s) unknown.

Hopefully that is true. If not, the people will be the greatest losers if it was paid with tax payers' money.


PM Najib and BN

Those who turned up were mainly for Psy and the numbers were also much lower than was expected. I wonder what the difference would have been if Psy was not invited?

Even with Psy's presence, the numbers of people were almost the same as five years back at DAP's ceramah at Han Chiang College where no superstar like Psy were invited.

It's even more pathetic when the crowd replied "Yes!" when Najib asked "Are you ready for Psy?" but "No!" when Najib asked "Are you ready for BN?"

PM Najib was just embarrassing himself by asking that question.

He was either over-confident or thinking that the crowd would not realise after he changed the question from "Are you ready for Psy?" to "Are you ready for BN?"

I am not sure whether Najib heard the "No" from the crowd but he will definitely get a clearer answer in the coming general election which will be held in a few months.

The question now that the people are keen to know the answer, is who is/are the sponsor(s) and exactly how much was spent for the open house and for inviting Psy.


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