KUALA LUMPUR – August 8, 2017: Several anti-DAP banners adorned with a number of cheekily paraphrased stanzas from international chart toppers have been sighted in Gelang Patah, Johor.
The improvised chorus lines from Rihana’s Love the Way You Lie, Charlie Puth’s See You Again and Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball were featured in the white banners next to a close-up of Gelang Patah Member of Parliament Lim Kit Siang.
The banners were signed by an anonymous voter called Patah Hati (Broken Hearted).
“Sorry, Uncle Kit Siang, we are not Rihana. We don’t love the way you lied,” read one banner.
The See You Again-inspired banner goes like this: “It’s been a long way without you my friend, so I’ll vote you out when I see you again.”
And the Wrecking Ball-ish one is like this: “You came in like a wrecking ball, all you ever did was break our hearts.”
Lim had in the previous general election won the Chinese-majority constituency against Barisan Nasional’s former Johor mentri besar Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Othman by 14, 762 votes.
There were also some suggestive banners, asking Lim to come clean over the rumour about his intention to contest in another constituency in the next general election.
“Are you leaving? Don’t let us be the last to know. Tell us now!” read an inquisitive bunting.
Pictures of the buntings had gone viral at Facebook with, Tan Khai Beng being the first to share it.
According to Tan, the buntings were put up following news of Lim’s change in voter’s registration from that of Gelang Patah to Tanjong, Penang.
The news was seen by his critics as a stark contrast to Lim’s assurance in May, saying that he will defend the Gelang Patah parliamentary seat if he decided to contest in the next general election.
“DAP never keep their promises. Their sole motive is to sabotage and make the country belongs to the Lim Dynasty,” wrote Ricky Tong.
“Before voting for him, Penangites should know that Lim has contributed nothing to the people of Gelang Patah and the same thing will happen to them,” wrote Benedict Lee.
“Hardly surprising. If they don’t lie then they aren’t eligible to be DAP leaders,” wrote Albert Khoo.