Song on missing 2.6 billion goes viral


Malaysiakini
5th November 2015

Netizens may be venting their anger over the unresolved issue of RM2.6 billion in Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s personal bank accounts, but singer Amirudin Hizadin has instead chosen to express his concern through music.

His sombre song, which describes the RM2.6 billion as “missing stars” that has made his world dark, has quickly gone viral after less than half a day in the cyberspace.

The Malay music video titled ‘Mana Hilang 2.6 Bintang’ (Where have the 2.6 stars disappeared) uploaded on Facebook garnered over 80,000 views with more than 3,300 shares at writing time.

In the lyrics, Amirudin reminisced about the likelihood if he had not come to Kuala Lumpur as he thought about the hardships.

He lamented about the cost of toll, petrol, electricity and food but tried to soothe himself singing, “Never mind, (I’ll) wait for BR1M and assistance.”

As the song continued, Amirudin lamented about other hardships, and repeatedly attempted to convince himself that there may be a brighter side to things.

However, finally, the song questioned that if this was true, why everyone is still ‘depressed’.

The chorus avoided direct mention of the RM2.6 billion or the prime minister not coming clean on the matter, but references were apparent.

“Where have the 2.6 stars disappeared, which should be shining upon our nightmare and darkness.

“Where have the 2.6 stars disappeared? I ask ‘Mr Sun’ (Pak Mentari) but he remains still silent,” he sang.

‘Mentari’ means sun in Malay but the sound of the word closely resembles ‘menteri’ (minister).

Singing from rakyat’s heart

Amirudin’s song not only earned praise for highlighting the plight of every Malaysians but also his music skills.

“Good melody and deep lyrics,” said Facebook user Zainal Musa.

Another Facebook user Azimah Zianul, “This song is sad, it sounds like it is connected to my life.”

Facebook user Rini Reney said, “Good song. While we’re trolling, this is the reality of what’s in the rakyat’s hearts.

“It pains me when my dad once told me about a grandmother in the village who had to delay her bone operation, as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) charges for the metal pieces would run into the thousands.”

Mana Hilang 2.6 Bintang:

Mungkin takkanku ke Kuala Lumpur,

Nak bayar tol minyak, aku menggelupur,

Duit belanja cukup makanku waktu sahur,

Mungkin hidupku kegelapan,

Nak bayar bil elektrik, tak kemampuan,

Tapi tak apa, tunggu duit BR1M dan bantuan,

Mana hilangnya 2.6 bintang bintang,

Yang sepatutnya menerangi mimpi ngeri dan suram kita,

Mana hilangnya 2.6 bintang bintang,

Aku tanyakan pak mentari tapi masih lagi berdiam,

Mungkin yang sakit akan terus uzur,

Nak bayar ubat pun terus tersungkur,

Oh tapi PA, katanya baik untuk kita,

Mungkin harga barang akan turun,

Ada GST semua orang untung,

Tapi mengapa makin ramai yang bermurung,

Mana hilangnya 2.6 bintang bintang,

Yang sepatutnya menerangi mimpi ngeri dan suram kita,

Mana hilangnya 2.6 bintang bintang,

Aku tanya Pak Mentari, tapi masih lagi berdiam.

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  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 5 November 2015 - 11:08 am

    Its interesting Najib is prepping to distance/excuse himself from 1MDB wrong doing but it seems the heartland is more enraptured by the “donation”.. The “donation” is RM2.6b BUT the real estate that 1MDB is selling to bail itself out is TENS OF BILLIONS maybe even more which is more significant..

    You have to ask, even if he gives a plausible excuse for 1MDB, how do he intend to overcome this “donation”?? Is the plan to raise the decibel declaring the opposition is wrong after 1MDB is cashflow positve and hence imply they are also wrong on the “donation”??? Its incredible over-entitled willfullness…

  2. #2 by good coolie on Thursday, 5 November 2015 - 4:04 pm

    Yang lagi menghairankan,
    Macam mana boleh rugi 50 billion bintang?
    Brudder, taruh dalam fixed-deposit pun
    Boleh untung bermillion-million bintang.

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