The announcement that South Korean star PSY of Gangnam Style will perform at the Chinese New Year has caused quite a stir in the social media.
Malaysian Facebook users have started a campaign on PSY’s Facebook page, requesting him not to come to Malaysia or attend the Chinese New Year open house organized by Malaysia’s ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.
The party’s chief youth strategist has admitted that the concert seeks to attract young voters and this statement has created speculations that the celebrity’s performance at the event will be used as a ‘political tool.’
PSY’s Malaysian fans do not want their pop idol to become a part of a political move therefore are requesting him to cancel the concert by posting and re-posting a letters and comments on his Facebook page.
Following is the letter that is being posted repeatedly on the page along with some similar comments:
Dear PSY. We love your song and we love how Gangnam Style could rock the party. However, please do not come to Malaysia. We hope that you will not attend the celebration party held by the Barisan Nasional in Penang, Malaysia in the coming Chinese New Year. (FYI, Barisan Nasional is the current ruling party of Malaysia government.)
If you come to Malaysia, you will become the political tool and your performance will be politicized by Barisan Nasional. It is a political party which is seriously corrupted and always abuses the power to persecute Malaysians.
Barisan Nasional can spend millions of the people’s money to invite you to perform without a second thought but we, the citizens are the ones who will have to pay for it. The children in Sabah and Sarawak are struggling: walking miles of road to school and feeding on the leftovers as they could not afford to buy fresh vegetables every day. All the other citizens will never have enough money to live a better life; they’re forced to pay the tax which is spent arbitrarily. We are now forced to live in an utmost corrupted country, Malaysia.
Our general election is around the corner. Every citizen is waiting for the chance to change the government, to fight against the power of evil.
Now, by using any dirty ways, Barisan Nasional is trying to brainwash the young generation and to create an illusion, which is the government had managed the country well but the truth is, Malaysia's national debt is now FIVE HUNDRED BILLION!! Mr. PSY, you can definitely dance with anybody, including Mr. Ban Gimun (the Secretary-General of the United Nations) but never Mr. Najib Razak. As for the reason, he is the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the 4th most corrupted country in the world.
We, Malaysians hope to have a clean and fair election as what we demand in the “Bersih” demonstration. We don’t hope that the young generation vote for a wrong government because of the dirty campaign tactics used by Barisan Nasional.
We have no other choice but to stop you and hope that you could read this letter. We sincerely beg for the sake of the people’s welfare. Please, listen to our voice. It is of utmost importance regarding our fate in the future. We hope you would take serious consideration regarding this matter. Thank you.
People have also left the following comments:
While the Facebook page has already been flooded with the letters and requests, PSY’s reply to these messages has not yet been received.