58-Day Countdown to 13 GE – Najib’s elaborate edifice of supreme confidence of winning 13GE has collapsed like a house of cards as a result of three “Yes” for Psy and three “Noes” for BN at the multi-million ringgit Psy’s Gangnam Style performance in Penang yesterday


Instead of being a multi-million ringgit coup for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the Barisan Nasional, it has turned out to be a multi-billion ringgit disaster for Najib and BN in the run-up to the 13th General Elections.

Completely forgotten are the millions of ringgit lavished by unknown sponsors with unknown motives who brought Psy and his troupe in a direct 20-hour flight from Brazil to Penang, the thousands of 1Malaysia flags which littered Penang island for Najib’s two-day Chinese New Year visit to Penang or Najib’s latest “I help you, You help me” offerings.

What will forever be remembered about Najib’s CNY do in Penang is the one-minute video which has gone viral and an even hotter sensation than Psy and Gangnam Style – when Najib asked the crowd at Han Chiang School grounds whether they are ready for Psy and ready for BN.

In fact, the thunderous three “Yes” to Najib’s questions whether the crowd was ready for Psy followed by the equally thunderous and spontaneous three “Noes” when Najib asked thrice whether they were ready for BN have destroyed Najib’s elaborate edifice of supreme confidence of winning handsomely in the 13GE , which has collapsed like a house of cards.

It is even more devastating to Umno/BN’s electoral prospects in the 13GE than Bersih 2.0, Bersih 3.0 or Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat KL112 – especially as it is a completely self-inflicted disaster.

It has put paid to the glowing picture painted by Umno/BN leaders and propagandists that Umno/BN will win big in 13GE, not only with a two-thirds parliamentary majority but even winning back the presently-held Pakatan Rakyat states including Penang.

In retrospect, when the history of 13 GE is written, the Psy and Gangnam Style appearance, with the three “yes” for Psy and the three “Noes” for BN, may mark the watershed of Malaysian political history signifying the beginning of the end for Najib and Umno hegemony in Malaysian politics.

Although Najib and Umno/BN have suffered a major self-inflicted blow in the final lap to the 13GE, Pakatan Rakyat leaders, members and supporters must not be over-confident and regard that the race to Putrajaya as won.

I have always held the view that the outcome of the 13GE is going to be a toss-up, that although Umno/BN have the edge because of the advantages as well as the abuses of incumbency, PR can still win the 13GE to form the Federal Government as the election campaign period will hold the critical and final key as to who will emerge the winner.

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  1. #1 by rockdaboat on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 9:57 am

    Apparently, two local TV stations have doctored the “Noes” in the video clip to “Yes” just to carry the BXLL of the PM.

  2. #2 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 10:56 am

    3 million ringgit publlic orgy.
    Now that is true Orgy Umno Style.

  3. #3 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 10:59 am

    And oh yes, penang eh lang, I luv u ppl. Bravo for your good sense in telling jib the truth!

  4. #4 by john on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 11:14 am

    A well written article in particular the last 2 para. Pakatan Rakyat has to be on “down to earth” footing and FOCUS ON G13 – THE OUTCOME TO BE, THE AIM !
    Think PR would have thought of bringing the battle to UMNO/bn stronghold ( “safe-deposits areas ” ) and it has to come down to STRATEGY ! Eg. the lay man at outskirts would able to connect better with simple bullet points short simple words, sentences. This has been UMNO/bn style, simple utterances just directed towards this segment/s of their chosen target irrespective (or, already factor in ) of dire consequences from other segments.
    This HIPOCRITE still unelected ‘PM’ has gone to undefined depths of meaning SHAME to further his course to cling to power to be. All these latest hoo haa, beating the drums shouting Tolong, Tolong saya dari Altantuya all fall flat of hipocrisy of the highest order and VERY PATHETIC INDEED. MaMaK Kutty UMNO/bn -Ah C 4 all playing same old tune comes election time , pathetic ! ABU !!!

  5. #5 by Winston on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 12:14 pm

    As the saying goes: Politics is the art of the
    possible!!!
    This, coupled with the utter stupidity of those
    in UMNO/BN will see to it that they will be
    wiped out in GE13.
    In fact, the constant and unceasing “in-your-
    face” corruption, scams and scandals is their
    ticket to their downfall!!!
    Mamak was smart because he knew how to lay
    low after each infrigement, knowing the
    weakness of Malaysians’ short memory!!!!
    But perhaps so many years of all
    encompassing power have made them far
    too brazen!
    The result – their impending downfall!!!!

  6. #6 by yhsiew on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 12:47 pm

    The Chinese are not easily bribed with money, let alone with a performance dance.

  7. #7 by rjbeee on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 1:38 pm

    The end is near for the mamaks…

  8. #8 by Ray9393 on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 2:23 pm

    Really digging own grave, knowing well within 24hrs the awesome 3 “No” had went viral among the millions in social media and yet stupid Local TV doctored with “yes”. White is white and black is black. Now those so called “souled human in BN” must be feeling like a fool among their loved ones and friends. How can you faced the ‘rakyat’ when you cheat them only for few hrs. Malaysian hah no more trust already. They are in fact no more so naive. Awareness before change and all Malaysian now had wake up and dying to change.

  9. #9 by pwcheng on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 2:34 pm

    How can our so called leaders be so obtuse:
    When they do something stupid, they say its creative
    When they plan something stupid they say its progressive
    When they imagine something stupid they say its inclusive

    May God forgive them and spare us from being led by these half baked leaders.

  10. #10 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 3:38 pm

    D Umnob/BN appointed pseudo-PM should hv asked Pg lan: “Gua gave lu Psy, lu giving gua SAI?” n d answers would hv been a resounding “YES”, many times too

  11. #11 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 4:19 pm

    Pls tell all your relatives n frens: VOTE 4 PR in GE13, ABU
    Tell them, LOOK, without PR, racist UmnoB/BN veri cocky n blatantly bully non-Malays
    With PR breathing down UmnoB/BN’s back, racist UmnoB/BN pretend 2 b less racist n 2 b fair 2 all races
    But beware! Once UmnoB/BN gain power, esp 2/3 majority in GE13, they will show their true color again – they will b going after certain citizens n REMOVE their citizenship, while giving citizenship 2 selected illegals
    SAY NO, NO, NO 2 UmnoB/BN, ABU

  12. #12 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 4:31 pm

    http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/television/abc-news-presenter-jeremy-fernandez-in-racist-attack-on-sydney-bus/story-e6frfmyi-1226573402934
    So, a woman in Australia had picked up UmnoB/Perkosa’s DNA n publicly hurled racist taunts at a M’sia-born TV presenter n his 2-yr-old daughter on a bus in Sydney; even told him 2 go back 2 his country “BALIK KAMPUNG”
    Wow, classic UmnoB/Perkosa’s racist taunts! UmnoB/Perkosa sure veri proud of d woman, same2

  13. #13 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 8:50 pm

    What a stupid thing for najib to ask in the Lion’s lair!

    Karpal Singh must be laughing all the way to have najib for his lunch at the psy-event.

  14. #14 by Winston on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 9:41 pm

    Whatever they do, they always ended up with a backlash against them!
    Outwardly, they may appear confident.
    Inwardly, they are crumbling and just a mess!!
    Malaysians know that!
    And we are going to pile the pressure on them!
    Don’t give them any breathing space!!

  15. #15 by sheriff singh on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 10:08 pm

    ‘…..unknown sponsors ….’

    It was Kim Jong-Un and his Gang.

  16. #16 by Noble House on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 10:14 pm

    I’ve got to give it to the Penangites. They are so proud of their state government and are not afraid to show it even to the PM himself. Perhaps, the BN should try to do another Gangnam Style in Selangor, and see what is to happen then?

  17. #17 by sheriff singh on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 10:18 pm

    Was it worth it, to bring Psy here for a short performance ?

    NO !

    But Psy’s show indicated one thing – he’s much more popular than Najib.

    Minus Psy and the free makan, maybe 1,000 people would have turned-up, all BN members only.

  18. #18 by sheriff singh on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 10:53 pm

    Imagine our PM Najib introducing someone bigger and more popular than him.

    Psy must be thrilled to death.

  19. #19 by gofortruth on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 11:05 pm

  20. #20 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 - 1:54 am

    The public psychological breakthrough is pivotal. It was spontaneous, inhibition removed. LGE showed great instinct to have match with the 3-peat ‘ready for Putrajaya’ call that got Yes replies. It starkly contrasted Pakatan-style Vs. BN-style.

    Anyeonghaseyo Putrajaya, Pakatan eonda.

  21. #21 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 - 3:15 am

    So desperate 4 Chinese votes d entire family had put on Chinese masks 2 pretend 2 b Chinese lovers or sinophiles, dressed in kwa, sang Chinese songs, demonstrated Chinese calligraphy, beat Chinese drum, etc
    NR forgot he once held a kris n with hos contorted face, yelled 4 blood, WHOSE BLOOD, think!
    He mudah lupa, but rakyat NO mudah lupa

    Rakyat know after getting votes fr Chinese voters, racist UmnoB/BN n Perkosa run amok again with ketuanan Melayu n “Balik kampung”
    Rakyat NO mudah lupa 1 n readily tricked by racist n corrupt UmnoB/BN

  22. #22 by waterfrontcoolie on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 - 8:27 am

    This incident is a repeat of so many other that it clearly shows BN has NOTHING to offer the nation. They have certainly refused to talk about the issue of corruption which has permeated throughout the whole fabrics of the nation. hence there is no issue or agenda without corruption being introduced: from education to even the Physe dance. Najib, in such circumstances, you still have the audacity to seek the votes of the people? We all know that all these issues are being floated all together to confuse the voters through you Tilet Papers, including the RCI on immigrants jsut to hold the former PM at bay, knowing very well you would NOT do anything in conclusion. Have you forgotten that you have been churning out thousands upon thousands of graduates; notwithstanding their unemployability in the market. Well being graduates they do expect some respect from BN in return all they got is employment! or even when employed, they get pittance! So the UMNO/BN is finally caught within its own web. You have destroyed the competitive edge of the nation with wantonness and open corruption through your crony style of Government. It is obvious that you are DESPERATE! so much so that you were willing to risk asking the question of returning BN in Penang; which every rational Malaysians knew it would never be!

  23. #23 by Taikohtai on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 - 8:52 am

    Great to see Penangites lobbed one big bad C4 hell of a NO! back to Najib and goons and sent them scurrying back to Putrajaya with tails between their legs!
    Instead of basking in the glory of pulling the rug under the very eyes of Pakatan, Najib ended up snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in front of a world stage.
    The emperor is indeed NAKED.

  24. #24 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 - 9:04 am

    An orgy with no orgasm.

    Hoi jib, u masih boleh ke?

  25. #25 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 - 1:51 pm

    What an epic cockup!

    And know something? Jib just demonstrated to all of us once again the very same umno attitude displayed by that Listen, Listen, Listen woman.

    Umno only wants ppl to listen to them but umno NEVER listens to the ppl. Jib quite obviously did not hear the thunderous “Noes” let out by the ppl. Not the first one. Nor the second one. And I fear not even when the third one was delivered. He never listens.

    Ho Ho Ho. Jib, salah besar!

  26. #26 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 - 4:38 pm

    Jib, lets face the fact. U ni local celebrity. Psy tu international celebrity. He big brother lah. Patutlah he snubbed u.

  27. #27 by lauksnatlks on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 - 9:46 pm

    The last days of Romania’s dictator Ceaușescu looks similar. Stage managed to show support but back fired badly. BN is facing the same situation and the people has given BN and Najib is big slap in the face. If the people from Penang can see this false facade, I am sure other Malaysian can see as well. Another nail in the coffin for BN. ABU ABU.

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