How to explain a poor God of Fortune, Gerakan asks DAP
Gerakan Youth is upset at DAP for a parody Chinese New Year music video which portrayed the Chinese God of Fortune as poor , saying that this raised concerns what children would think if they saw the video.
Gerakan Youth secretary-general William Chang Yong Hsi said Chinese New Year songs are meant to bring in good vibes and turning the God of Fortune into a beggar was a 'huge disrespect'.
He singled out DAP's Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua and Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching who acted in the video.
"DAP is using such a disrespectful music video to win some cheap political propaganda.
"How would parents explain if their children were to see the God of Fortune looking so poor and terrible in the music video?
"I am not promoting superstition but the God of Fortune is a symbol of good luck and wealth among the Chinese.
"Such disrespectful behaviour should be condemned," he said in a statement today.
In the video, Pua and Teo was accompanied by a man dressed like an Arab who splurges with loads of cash.
The Arab's wealth was seen as far outstripping the God of Fortune who eventually had to beg from the Arab.
The video was an apparent jibe at Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak who received RM2.6 billion into his personal bank accounts.
Najib claimed the money was a political donation from the Middle East and has denied wrongdoing.
Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali has also cleared Najib of wrongdoing but the MACC is appealing the decision not to prosecute.