If Najib Razak’s official Facebook is full of Bangladeshi friends, then the public might be persuaded to think why not 40,000 Bangladeshi phantom voters, right?
This is a follow-up to my earlier observations in Part 1 about Najib’s Twitter account which is devoid of his aura (personality). Now let’s examine his Facebook pula.
The Prime Minister’s Facebook has 2,230,919 ‘Likes’.
It’s a “coincidence” lah, okay, that Najib’s Facebook has just about as many fans as his Twitter.
Please guess what kind of responses are landing in Najib’s official Facebook? Heh heh heh
Spam: “earn 10,000 rupees a day”
Replying to an entry about the amount of FDI parked in Malaysia last year, Najib’s Facebook friend Mukeshkumar Parmar posted spam to solicit gullible Malaysians to “earn 10,000 rupees a day” by just spending an hour to do … (see screenshot below).
Remember, this “10,000 rupees pocket money” ad is appearing in the official Facebook of the Prime Minister of Malaysia … eh, malu lah.
Najib’s Bengali friends
Among Najib’s Facebook friends is a Bengali by the name of Emon Sarkar. This guy really ‘likes’ Najib or in other words, Najib Razak is his No.1 ‘like’, Really, it says so in Emon’s profile.
Emon also ‘likes’ many of Najib’s Facebook entries and keeps giving them the thumbs up.
The catch is this: Emon Sarkar’s own Facebook is posted entirely in Bengali and has only got Bangladeshi contents — mostly ads, posters, poems and inspirational quotes. The nature of these contents do not indicate or reflect a very ‘real’ persona — in the sense that ordinary Facebook users would normally upload updates on their daily activities.
Therefore it does look like some parts of Najib’s fan base belong to the ‘Rent a Crowd’ variety.
ABOVE: Emon Sarkar’s Facebook is in Bengali.
Another Bengali-speaking fan of Najib is someone whose Facebook name is ‘Butt Lovley’.
Strangely, Butt claims to be in/from Ipoh, Perak. However the content of his Facebook is oriented to the Indian sub-continent.
BELOW: Screenshots of Butt Lovley’s many likes on Najib’s Facebook.
According to his profile page, Mr Butt Lovley likes:
- Aapas ki baat, a Pakistani talk show
- Najib Razak
- Hishammuddin Hussein
- Farzad Farzin, Iranian singer
- Just Babes
- Upskirts, Camel Toes & Nipple Slips
Najib is put alongside such illustrious company (screenshot below).
I’m afraid Najib’s Bangladeshi Facebook fandom is not reflective of high intellectualism — not if “upskirts” and “nipple slips” are anything to go by.
Bangladeshis who are keen on Najib’s Transformation programmes?
Urm, maybe they’re hoping they’ll be able to vote …
These Bengali Facebookers are the ones consistently ‘liking’ Najib’s entries on his economic and other Transformation programmes.
If we look at Butt Lovley’s Facebook entries, he is uploading photos/posters every few minutes in clusters throughout the day. This pattern of posting is not indicative of an authentic Facebook user. Similarly the other Dhaka Bangladeshi I mentioned earlier, Emon Sarkar.
You can check out Najib’s Facebook for yourself to see how many others among his 2.3 million Facebook fans are equally suspect.
The real Facebookers bash Najib
Who can believe that any of these ‘people’ are the greatest fans of Najib’s ETP, GTP and other Transformation programmes?
On the other hand, the Facebooker Tang Le’Mond (screenshot above) who posted “U nak deliver apa, rakyat return to sender. Simple as that. Your word is rubbish to us” in response to Najib’s announcement (that the PM will be delivering a speech at the National Economic Summit) sounds more believable.
I’ve noticed that Najib is not spared the opposition cuts in his Facebook. Here is where the Najib Facebook moderators fail because they do not engage the critics by properly explaining Najib’s 1Malaysia policies.
The PM’s social media is to help him connect with the rakyat and hopefully to popularize him. Najib is paying tens, if not hundreds of millions of ringgit, for THE CONSULTANTS to run his social media campaign. And this is the rubbish that he gets?!
BELOW: One of Najib’s biggest Facebook fans is a guy called Butt Lovley who is also a great fan of ‘Upskirts, Camel Toes and Nipple Slips’.
Butt Lovley ni letakkan “Like Najib” sebaris dengan “Like Upskirts, Camel Toes and Nipple Slips”.