Najib Razak is giving away free lanterns – yellow ones – to the public in celebration of the Chinese mid-autumn festival.
The screen capture below shows Ah Jib Gor’s Facebook page.
Why colour the lantern yellow? The lanterns in the cartoon could have easily been in a more auspicious red (note that Chinese lanterns are traditionally and popularly red) or pink or lavender.
So why is the lantern illustrated on the Ah Jib Gor homepage yellow? Clue below.
Blast from the past
In the photo, the Queen of England is wearing a yellow dress. The flowers in her vases are yellow too.
Najib and Rosmah were granted an audience with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, London on 14 July 2011. This was five days after the Bersih rally on July 9. There had been the global Bersih 2.0 rallies held in London too.
The Queen doesn’t always favour yellow flowers. For example, when the Queen greeted prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper in the same palace reception room, the flowers in the vase were pink – see photo.
Back to the present
Regular commenter Mulan remarked @ 2015/09/04 at 3:07 pm, “After all the bombardment he got from the Bersih Chinese, why must be come up with this?” She is referring to the Ah Jib Gor Facebook’s free gift of lanterns.
Is Najib getting any thanks for his gesture?
Some Facebookers said they do not want a “donation” of a lantern but prefer a clean government. Other Facebookers reminded Najib that he’s not a Chinese (so why intrude into our cultural festivities).
BELOW: A few of the non-hanzi comments left on the Ah Jib Gor Facebook replying to the free lanterns offer
Yellow River of Hate
What did you see in the many photographs and videos of Bersih 4.0?
I see an ethnic community that has been successfully and thoroughly indoctrinated to hate the regime. After all, the Bersih 4.0 rally’s main purpose was its call for the resignation of Najib Razak.
How did the Chinese get to be so brainwashed? In this instance, one can’t blame the bloga-bloga bangang Umno. They’re not operating in the Chinese-language social media nor the Chinese-language mainstream media.
The majority of the Umno bloggers don’t write in English either.
Ah Jib Gor has never chided MCA
Not too long ago, Najib chided his Umno bloggers as “bangang”.
In a situation like the PM’s yellow lantern FB page, there’s not much that the poor ‘bangang’ media operatives can do to defend Ah Jib unless they started reading and writing in Chinese.
What is the use of the Chinese-speaking, Chinese-reading, Chinese-writing MCA in the BN … somebody please tell me?
How come I’ve never heard Najib say that MCA is bangang? Actually this Chinese party is a lot worse than ‘bangang’.
Not only has MCA failed to counter the DAP from securing the mind and heart of 90 percent of the Chinese, MCA has actually been aiding and abetting the Chinese opposition. The Chinese BN party’s former president and his wife even attended Bersih!
BELOW: A J-Star past article on the mid-autumn festival; Can you see the DAP Ubah hornbill mascot wearing the Rocket symbol on the MCA newspaper page?
MCA bela J-Star Sarang Evangelista
Yup, the sneakiest of the venomous lot who are always twisting their poison-tipped scissors in the BN’s back are the scissorati. They get their salary from the highly profitable MCA-owned media company.
MCA controls an influential media empire but the BN is suffering from such an abysmal public perception.
Tun has accused Najib of adopting a ‘Cash is King’ policy, i.e. buying support with money.
Nonetheless from past experience, it looks like the Chinese will take whatever it is that Najib is giving – donations to Chinese schools and Chinese guilds, free lunches (makan busat), free yellow lanterns but still stick their middle finger.
Hooking up with the Global Movement of Moderates, the J-Star is taking their ‘moderation’ (read: Malaysian Firster) programme into the campuses. EvangeliSTAR opinion pieces and reporting do not favour the BN.
Rather than being able to rely on its BN ally to guard Umno’s back against assailants, Umno has to instead watch its own back against being stabbed by MCA. With friends like MCA, who needs enemies?
Update (7.55pm): Bernama reports, ‘Najib to give away lanterns for Mooncake Festival’
See readers comments @ Malaysiakini
BELOW: The J-Star official Twitter account tweeted 10 times Hannah Yeoh’s appointment as Speaker in the span of 24 hours; she is their media darling