Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) believes rivals sent saboteurs to heckle the prime minister and his entourage during its Chinese New Open House event on Monday, Sinar Harian reported today.
State BN chairman Teng Chang Yeow said he suspected it was this group that yelled “No!” when Datuk Seri Najib Razak asked the crowd, “Are you ready for BN?”, purportedly to offer the impression that Penang residents did not support the ruling coalition.
“Not everyone present had yelled ‘No’. We have video records showing a large segment of the audience had yelled ‘Yes’ when the PM asked that question several times.
“I believe there were those sent to sabotage the open house that we organised and we also found that there were those who wore colours that DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng had asked them to wear as a sign of protest,” he was quoted as saying today in the Malay daily.
He added that it would only have been worrying if those who had shouted “No” were BN members or supporters.
Global pop sensation Psy, the Korean singer who shot to stardom for his viral “Oppa Gangnam Style” hit, drew rapturous applause from the crowd during his appearance.
Videos of the hoots, boos and “No” shouted to Najib, and the “Yes” to the prime minister’s question of whether the crowd was ready for Psy, have been posted on the Internet, attracting observations that BN was unlikely to win back voters in Penang during the coming polls.
Penang, which was held by BN’s Gerakan for some four decades, fell to the opposition’s hands when the ruling coalition recorded historic losses in Election 2008.
DAP’s Lim Guan Eng was then installed the state’s chief minister, and since then, the state has been seen as PR’s sturdiest fortress against its political foes in BN.
Correct..corect correct. Psy also didnt say NO to Yam Seng...he only said he will Yam Seng later... BN continue spinning before saying sayorana for good.
Najib officiated a automated public toilet in Bukit Bintang. A Prime Minister officially opening a toilet. Degrading? Not for him- there seems to be nothing this man would not do for some publicity.
Bn has ran out of ideas to govern the country. That's why you see the Head of a country becoming an introducer to a pop star.
What a joke!
It doesn't matter. What matters is that NO video is TRENDING on You Tube...
Without someone sponsoring RM 3.5 million, the opposition scored big time on social media space.
You FAIL. ROI from campaign money = negative. No wonder Ng Yen Yen spent so much on tourism Malaysia FB page and still can't get the tourists in. Fail government.
Teng, the people of Penang cannot be "bought" with money or shows. While we appreciate the show, you cannot sway our hearts until UMNO changes their racist and bigoted policies that favour only one race.
Nation building is not about one race. It has to be inclusive and fair for everyone, not one race. Do you have what it takes to change?