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Psy in Penang
Publication Date : 08-02-2013
Would you go to Penang for Psy's performance on the second day of Chinese New Year?
I can imagine that it will certainly be crowded and filled with excitement. If thousands of people dance together with him, it could then create another Guinness record.
Chinese New Year celebration should be like this. Everyone should be excited and enjoy themselves. Of course, a free concert makes all happier.
Hold on, would your voting decision be affected after watching Psy's performance?
Some fanatic fans, oops! Should be fanatic political fans, have flooded the celebrity's Facebook webpage with messages pleading him not to perform at the BN's CNY open house. They are worried that the appearance of Psy might help the BN seize some votes from the Pakatan Rakyat.
They severely criticised the BN in the message written to Psy. It might make Psy link the BN to the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) lead by the great young leader Kim Jong-un.
Psy might be shocked as the political temperature in Malaysia is actually higher than its equatorial climate and a show can actually trigger such a ridiculous political clamour.
Psy comes for his fans...no, should be the pay, and he would not care who pays him.
He does not write "BN" or "Pakatan Rakyat" on his forehead while the dance is a horse-riding dance, not a rocket-riding or scales-riding dance.
I believe that prior to this, the rockets that he knew might be NASA's Apollo of the US, or Naro of his homeland. While scales referred to those used in vegetable markets.
Of course, although it is a BN's event, supporters of the Pakatan Rakyat are also allowed to attend. They are also free to dress in red, yellow or green. If the scene is specular enough, I think the faces of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and Penang BN chairman Teng Chang Yeow would also turn red, yellow and green.
What I mean here is, it is just an entertainment show and we should not take it too seriously. Most importantly, please do not underestimate the people's wisdom. The people's political orientation will not be easily affected by Psy. Therefore, it is not necessary to overreact.
The national conventions of the US Democratic Party and Republican Party are major election campaigns and famous artists will be invited to attend or perform.
Superstar George Clooney has always attended the Democratic National Convention. However, we have never heard that supporters of the Republican Party ask them not to do so. Similarly, Arnold Schwarzenegger and "Iron man" Robert Downey Jr also attended the National Convention of Republican Party.
Veteran star and director Clint Eastwood attended the Democratic National Convention in 2008 but showed up at the Republication National Convention in 2012. He was welcomed by supporters of the two parties and no one actually boycotted him.
It is called political maturity.
If the Pakatan Rakyat wishes to invite international artists (can I personally recommend Beyonce?), the people will be pleased to support it. With its ability today, sure Pakatan Rakyat can make it. Of course, PAS will require her not to expose her tights.
I'm just curious about the venue. Is it a coincidence or has it been chosen deliberately? The Han Chiang High School field was the holy land of the 308 political tsunami and today, the Penang BN wishes to start its canvass here.
In fact, the venue is also neutral. It should not be labelled and given unnecessary definitions.
Translated by Soong Phui Jee