PETALING JAYA: After riding pillion on a motorbike in the city, trolling government leaders on social media and chatting with youngsters in a cafe, Najib Razak has now taken his political message one notch higher: a new music video to take a dig at the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.
The video begins with the former prime minister rendering a soliloquy of his life after the May 9 general election, as the music to the song “Kiss and Say Goodbye” plays in the background.
“This is the saddest day of my life,” says Najib, surrounded by about a dozen supporters in a “We Are The World”-type setting.
“After May 9, 2018, I was shunned. All this while I worked hard for the people I love. But what can I do? I’ve been cheated in this game of Pakatan Harapan whose agenda is only slander and revenge.”
The Malay version of the 1978 song was popularised by Singapore band Black Dog Bone.
It is the latest in a series of light-hearted jibes by Najib at government leaders, which has received wide shares on social media.
Najib, who has been banned from travelling outside the country for the past eight months, is awaiting trial on multiple charges of money laundering and power abuse linked to the 1MDB scandal.
But in recent weeks, the former leader has been reaching out to his supporters using the tagline “#MaluApaBossku”, with tongue-in-cheek statements questioning Pakatan Harapan’s policies.
He has also been attending casual events with the public, seen by his critics as a public relations stunt to show he still enjoys support despite his fall from power.
Just last weekend, he held one such event in Kuala Lumpur with his supporters, where he arrived on a motorbike.