55-Day Countdown to 13 GE – Najib should clarify whether he left the stage at Penang BN CNY bash for fear of his life and whether Psy’s life was also threatened


This is no joke or laughing matter. The people of Penang and Malaysia are entitled to the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Why did the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah and Cabinet Ministers leave the stage at the Barisan Nasional Chinese New Year bash on Monday after waiting forlornly and in vain for over five minutes for Korean K-pop sensation Psy to join them for the “toss yee san” ceremony.

Najib should clarify whether he left the stage at the Penang BN CNY bash for fear of his life and whether Psy’s life was also threatened.

Initially, the Penang Gerakan Youth chief Oh Tong Keong had as good as blamed the MCA Tourism Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Ng Yen Yen for causing the yee san fiasco, resulting in shame and indignity to the nation when the Prime Minister, former Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers were publicly embarrassed waiting for five minutes in vain for Psy to join them.

Oh told the press, as reported by Malaysiakini reporters Lee Way Loon and Low Chia Ming in “No Psy, BN left red-faced during yee sang toss” that “a minister” (and everybody knew the Minister referred to is Ng Yen Yen) had told the emcee “ad hoc” to invite Psy to toss yee sang, without informing the organising committee ahead of time, who were unable to brief the South Korean pop star of the yee san programme.

But this initial version of the yee san fiasco was contradicted and overruled by the Penang Barisan Nasional chief Teng Chang Yeow who came out with a new version, rubbishing the claim that Ng Yen Yen’s “ad hoc” instruction to the emcee had caused the fiasco by alleging that an attempt on Psy’s life had forced Najib to leave the stage.

Teng went further and alleged that there was also an attempt on Najib’s life!

This is a very flippant and irresponsible approach to grave issues of security for the country’s Prime Minister and for a VVIP – the Korean superstar.

If these two allegations are true, why were they revealed only four days after the event – when BN leaders were desperately trying to cover up the public relations and political disasters of the BN’s RM3.5 million Psy and Gangnam Style appearance at their Penang CNY programme?

BN leaders should not underestimate the intelligence of the Malaysian men and women in the street, as illustrated by the following reactions on Malaysiakini:

CiViC: Thank you Penang BN chief Teng Chang Yeow. If not for your stupid statement, I wouldn’t have searched for the embarrassing video on YouTube showing BN repeatedly inviting K-Pop singer Psy to come up on stage for the ‘lo shang’ during the Chinese New Year concert in Penang.

Teng, if there was a threat to Psy’s life, the emcee wouldn’t have called for him time and again to appear.

Just&Fair4All: The would-be assassin must either be insane or plain stupid to attempt to kill Psy in front of thousands of people and in the presence of the PM and other dignitaries, many of whom were accompanied by their bodyguards.

Secondly, if Psy life’s was in such grave danger, how come right after the show, he and his entourage visited a Korean restaurant on their own without police protection.

Thirdly, if the police really have news that someone was going to assassinate Psy, do you think they would allow Psy to walk around town on his own? What if really something were to happen to the internationally famous artist?
Geronimo: This is really, really pathetic to come with such an excuse as to why Psy did not want to ‘lo shang’ with the BN leaders.

Let’s admit it. It was a public relation exercise that went atrociously bad resulting in a slap on Najib’s face. So to save face, they have to come out with lame excuse like this to win sympathy from the public.

Hah Thiam Khean: BN is too incompetent to be an event organiser, too incompetent to concoct a coherent lie to cover up their incompetence, but it wants us to believe they are competent enough to run the country? Are we even living on the same planet?”

The Penang State Police Chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said that the police had imposed tight security measures when Psy arrived at the Penang International Airport at 6.15 a.m. on Monday, but from Teng’s version, it would appear that the organisers were only told that security was an issue just during the “toss yee san” ceremony, resulting in the “yee san” fiasco.

Who is telling the truth?

May be there should be a public inquiry as to what actually happened at the “toss yee san” ceremony, why the Prime Minister, former Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers suffered the shame and indignity of having to wait forlornly and in vain for the Korean superstar to join them in the ceremony on stage.

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  1. #1 by lauksnatlks on Friday, 15 February 2013 - 5:09 pm

    All the small asses is trying real hard to cover A Real Big BN created Ass Act. ABU ABU.

  2. #2 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Friday, 15 February 2013 - 5:55 pm

    The event may be over for several days already. But the entertainment provided by the event seems to be growing day by day. Wooow. What an entertainer, he is. True celebrity. What psy power, he has.

    Tell you what. If the threat is real I suspect it could well be the work of umno – yes its likely to be umno, again. That is why psy doesnt seem to know about the threat. No one seems to hear of it except umno ppl (gerakan is really umno by another name for the real gerakan is long gone).

  3. #3 by gofortruth on Friday, 15 February 2013 - 7:23 pm

    Both the current & former PMs must have been over taken by TOTAL surprise at Psy’s refusal to appear for “lo sang”. They must have been so overwhelmed with embarrassment and followed with a natural reaction to leave the stage in utter DISGUST & FURY at the organizers.
    BN ought have admitted the truth & moved on but they just want to continue to shoot their own feet to keep the international community entertained with more sick jokes of cover ups!

  4. #4 by Jim55 on Friday, 15 February 2013 - 8:12 pm

    Nowadays, potential threats could come from:
    1 C4
    2 suicide bomber/s
    3 chemical weapon or nerve gas
    4 a drone attack, etc

    So, what steps have been taken by our police to avert the tragedy? Or we merely search for people carrying nail clippers and/or bottles of drinking water!

    Pls let us know what precautions have been stepped up to protect our beloved PM, his 1st (or 2nd) Lady and Psy.

    Next time pls cook up a more durable lie, Teng Chang Yeow.

  5. #5 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Friday, 15 February 2013 - 9:24 pm

    Teng/Najib

    Liiars, liiars, pants on fire!

    Kononnya, ada ancaman nyawa? Hoi, pirates dari Sulu sudah sampai Penang kah?

  6. #6 by john on Friday, 15 February 2013 - 11:36 pm

    This Teng dumbhead is just doing a MMK trademark diversionary act, hoping to cash in on the BIG FIASCO of all time. Just go back and look at ( no need any special lens ) the clip and it tells all !
    ALL SO STUP ! ng yen2, bodowi, ‘pm’, lln. bn kakis

  7. #7 by Noble House on Saturday, 16 February 2013 - 2:09 am

    There is nothing more frightening than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Looks like these people are not only short of any good ideas to win election and run a government but also at a loss on how to tell a simple white lie! Just what do we need them for?

  8. #8 by chengho on Saturday, 16 February 2013 - 6:45 am

    BON -BN or nothing

  9. #9 by Sallang on Saturday, 16 February 2013 - 10:37 am

    “Oh told the press, as reported by Malaysiakini reporters Lee Way Loon and Low Chia Ming in “No Psy, BN left red-faced during yee sang toss” that “a minister” (and everybody knew the Minister referred to is Ng Yen Yen) had told the emcee “ad hoc” to invite Psy to toss yee sang, without informing the organising committee ahead of time, who were unable to brief the South Korean pop star of the yee san programme.”

    I believe this Oh’s explanation, which has more logic than Teng’s stupid statement.
    If I were Koh Tsu Khoon, I will drop Teng as candidate, and replace Oh in the coming elections.
    ‘Oh!, my God!’.

  10. #10 by up_bn_out on Saturday, 16 February 2013 - 10:41 am

    As I see it, professional artiste should be seen as independent as their fans are worldwide. It was wise of psy not to join in the ‘lousang’ and be used as a ‘Bend_tools’. Hats off to psy and his advisers for thinking rationale.

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