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BN’s song-dance efforts fail miserably

 | April 25, 2013

The latest is a Tamil and Malay bilingual song entitled 'Barisan Nasional Berjaya: Beribu-ribu Tahniah' which some people call rubbish.

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KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional component parties will not win any awards for composing or making videos. Its latest attempt went viral but for all the wrong reasons.

A video praising the MIC and BN in bilingual Tamil and Malay language is going viral on social networking site, Facebook . Some people call it rubbish.

Another user asked: “Don’t know how many thousands he was paid for this video.”

Many other users also made fun of the singer’s bad command of the Malay language that had a heavy Tamil accent.

The video song entitled “Barisan Nasional Berjaya : Beribu – Ribu Tahniah” runs for about 3 minutes 39 seconds and features Deepan Chakkravarthy congratulating the BN and MIC.

The video begins by showing Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak followed by MIC president G Palanivel, deputy president and Human Resources Minister Dr S Subramaniam, vice-president M Saravanan who is also Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Deputy Minister, and the party’s youth chief T Mohan.

The entire song only states that BN and MIC succeeded.

The first video went on air 22 hours ago before it was taken off from YouTube. However, viewers can still watch the song by looking for the same video uploaded by a user by the name of Janji Dicapati.

When contacted, the Malaysian-born Indian artiste Deepan told FMT: “I made the video to show the contribution of the party and BN to the community and the nation. I am, however, not a member of the MIC.”

Garnering support for BN

He also spoke about the lyrics and the video of the song.

“My wife and children helped me write the lyrics in Malay since I am not proficient in that language. I wrote the lyrics for Tamil and composed the music on my own.

“I spent about 10 days making the video,” said 55-year-old who lives in Brickfields.

When asked why the video was not available at 1pm, he did not know that the video was taken off the air.

Deepan also admitted that the video that went up on YouTube yesterday was meant to garner support for BN and MIC.

“It was produced to coincide with the general election so that people will support BN and I hope the MIC will continue its services for the community,” he said.

Three days ago, MCA made waves when Bukit Bintang candidate Frankie Gan Joon Zin and MCA Federal Territory’s 1Malaysia Task Force Team performed “Love is in the Air”.

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The original track was sung by John Paul Young in 1978.

Other candidates featured in this video lasting 4 minutes 29 seconds are MCA Beliawanis national deputy chief Nicole Wong Siaw Ting who would be contesting for the Seputeh parliamentary seat, Bandar Tun Razak candidate Tan Kok Eng and Cheras candidate Teoh Chee Hooi.

MCA’s candidate for Seputeh in the 2004 general election Chin Yen Foo was also singing in the group.

So far MCA’s “Love in the Air” had 86,656 views.

Facebook users took the singers to task, with some even remarking that they should be singing in the toilet instead of on YouTube.


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