Read also Malaysiakini's Is love still in the air? by my Penang laang, Neil Khor (extracts follows):
When a political party has to resort to karaoke to get its message across, you know that it is in trouble. The MCA Bukit Bintang team’s performance has now gone viral but not in a good way. They wanted to sing their way into the hearts and minds of voters. Unfortunately, the song they chose undermined the message they wanted to spread. [...]
... this rather poorly executed music video demonstrates a bankruptcy of ideas. Mimicking a music video does not make one popular; translating one’s conviction through a new song is what convinces people. We don’t need a bad rendition of someone else’s song, we need BN to come up with its own song.
Compare this poor rendition to the Ubah music video. No one is expecting our future leaders to sing fantastically. GE13 is not American Idol. What we need from the candidates is that they sing their own composition and sing it with conviction.
Pakatan Rakyat’s cross-generational and multi-ethnic performance encapsulates their core message. If we want change that is meaningful, we need the cooperation of all Malaysians. We may not sing it like professionals but it is our own song, our own anthem.
No such coherence in the BN. The BN close connection with Perkasa strikes a discordant note. Apparently, there is so much love for Zulfklifi Noordin in Shah Alam by Indian voters that Najib Abdul Razak had to publicly say that Zulfklifi is a champion of the Indians.
I am not sure how someone who denigrates the Chinese and Indians as “illegal immigrants” and who think the Ganges River is not holy but dirty can so convincingly turn a new leaf. But miracles do happen and lets see how Shah Alam votes come 5 May. [...]
In the case of the non-Malays, so long as BN can keep the company of Perkasa, it has no business getting our votes. We can always vote with our feet like the members of MIC Shah Alam who quit the BN coalition.