Beliau berkata pihaknya telah dimaklumkan oleh pihak polis yang mereka menerima maklumat terdapat cubaan ancaman terhadap nyawa Psy dan itulah sebabnya mengapa orang ramai di tempatkan agak jauh dari pentas.
Pihak polis juga, tambahnya, terpaksa membuat beberapa pertimbangan segera dan memberitahu pihaknya supaya meminta Najib segera turun dari pentas selepas acara menggaul yee sang, jelas Teng selepas menghadiri rumah terbuka Tahun Cina Gerakan di Jelutong hari ini.
Teng berkata adalah tidak benar terdapat cubaan ancaman terhadap nyawa Najib, seperti yang dilaporkan oleh Sinchew Daily, sambil menambah beliau telah "disalah petik".
Setiausaha Agung Gerakan itu cuba menjelaskan mengapa Psy, atau Park Jae-sang, tidak menyertai acara menggaul yee sang bersama Najib dan pemimpin BN di atas pentas.
Beliau menafikan dakwaan bahawa Psy enggan bersama Najib, sambil menambah bahawa apa yang berlaku pada hari - di mana pemimpin BN kelihatan keliru dan tidak teratur di atas pentas - dengan pengacara merayu kepada Psy untuk menyertai acara tersebut.
Sebenarnya, tegas Teng, berlaku beberapa masalah teknikal dan peranan pengacara sepatutnya hanya memperkenalkan Psy dan bukan memanggil artis tersebut naik ke pentas.
"Dia (pengacara) kemudian memberitahu saya yang dia mendapat arahan dari seseorang lain untuk berbuat demikian," katanya.-malaysiakini
Leong Tan - memang hebat kaki spin BN,, dah 2 hari tak dapat nak elak malu , cadangan ancam pun dapat difikirkan,, kenapa tak cakap ada bom dibawah pentas selepas PSY habis gangnam style~~saya pun tak tau apa lagi nak komen~~kepada BN kan sedap u cakap PSY tak makan yee sang lebih baik dari alasan ada ancaman~~hahahaha~~tunggu ada apa alasan lagi,,
Mike Marajin - memang keadaan dipentas tidak teratur, jika kamu perhatikan klip vedio, pengacara itu benar dipanggil oleh seorang wanita potongan macam menteri, mungkin memintanya memangil psy naik pentas. Padan muka.
Hans Saiful - Kepada Barisan Neraka (BN) terima lah hakikat yang PM kesayangan anda telah dimalukan... Jangan lah membuat alasan yang sangat BODOH dan HARAM! SEDEY PEDEH!!!!
Michael Toh - inilah Lawak SATU Malaysia !...kah kah kah..best gila
Wan Wan Mohd- Budak tadika pun boleh faham kenapa PM balik awal...Ha....jangan nak bodek & tipu rakyat.... Cukup lah....
Polis kata tiada laporan ancaman ke atas Psy.
si comel Charlotte pun setuju
BN/UMNO now alleges there was an attempt on Psy's life...
Penang BN chief Teng Chang Yeow said there was an attempt on top South Korean pop star Psy’s life, which is why Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak was asked to leave the stage earlier after the ‘lo shang’ programme at the coalition’s Chinese New Year open house at Han Chiang College on Monday.
“We were told by police, who told us they received information that there was an attempt on Psy’s life. That is why the crowd was placed quite far away from the stage.
“The police too had to make some quick surveillance and told us to tell Najib to come down from the stage quickly after the ‘lo shang’,” explained Teng (left) after attending Gerakan’s Chinese New Year open house in Jelutong today.
Teng said it was not true that there was an attempt on Najib’s life, as reported by Sinchew Daily, adding that he had been “misquoted”.
The Gerakan secretary-general was trying to explain why Psy, or Park Jae-sang, did not participate in the ‘lo shang’ programme with Najib and his entourage of BN leaders on stage.
He refuted allegations that Psy had refused to join Najib, adding that what happened on the day - where BN leaders were seen a little lost and unorganised on stage - with the emcee pleading for the performer to come and participate in the activity.
“There was actually a few technical hitches. The emcee’s role was supposed to only introduce Psy’s emcee and not to ask him to come on stage. She later told me she got orders from someone else to do it,” said Teng.
“Her duty was only official, but I don’t blame her.
“Psy’s emcee was then supposed to whip up the sentiment of the crowd before Psy comes onstage. Also, there was a bit of delay for Psy to come out as he needed to be briefed about the ‘lo shang’, he did not know about it,” added Teng.
“This activity was also not part of Psy’s programme, which is why he was not told about coming out on stage,” he added.
Psy was the BN’s special guest and he performed his world hit ‘Oppa Gangnam Style’ in front of Najib, his wife Rosmah Mansor and their children, as well as a host of BN leaders.
About 30,000 people attended the event, although many left right after Psy’s performance, leaving Najib and other BN leaders, with a smaller crowd to see them off.
Kept waiting on stage
During the lo shang (or yee sang) programme, BN leaders were kept waiting on stage for Psy, as they clapped and looked around after the emcee’s announcement, but eventually proceeded with tossing the traditional dish without him.
As he did not come on stage to join them, the leaders - Najib, the BN national head, and former premier Abdullah Ahmad Badawi - left the stage.
The explanation that there was attempt on his life seem less plausible as Psy was later allowed to perform his four-minute hit song twice.
During the event in Jelutong, Gerakan president Koh Tsu Koon’s political secretary Tan Hock Sim issued cheques amounting to RM315,000 to various organisations including Kwan Kong Association (RM15,000), Jelutong Tow Boe Keong Kew Ong Tai Tay (RM100,000), Persatuan Bagi Mencegah Penyakit Tibi Pulau Pinang (RM20,000), Yayasan Kedermaan Pertubuhan Swastika Merah Pulau Pinang (RM30,000), Persatuan Kebajikan Pu Ai Pulau Pinang (RM100,000) and Persatuan Tong Au Kim Har (RM50,000).
Teng was accompanied by Penang Gerakan chief Dr Teng Hock Nan and several BN coordinators - Ng Fook On (Jelutong), Tan Yeow Joo (Datok Keramat), Dr Thor Teong Gee (Sungai Pinang) and Lee Boon Ten (Batu Lanchang).
Meanwhile, Teng was asked to comment on Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s remark which purportedly stated that Psy had agreed to come to Penang because it was governed by a CAT (competent, accountable and transparent) government.
Teng said he was “speechless” upon hearing that, adding, “So Penang did not exist before 2008?”
Teng said if the people were confident in him and gave him the mandate, he would bring in another superstar to wow the public.
“It’s not about confidence in Pakatan. If they have the confidence in me, I will bring in another performer, we do not even have to wait for the next Chinese New Year,” he claimed, adding that he wanted to thank all those who attended the BN event on Monday.-malaysiakini
Chipmunk - WoW....BN & UMNo really know how to cook up a story to cover their weakness. And the best part is that the excuses are far from 'believable'. Who in Penang want to harm Psy or even Najib? People in Penang are far more educated than doing such barbaric act. If UMNo were to do this together with Perkasa, we will believe. Full of crap!!!
Apapunboleh - BN lost the plot and Teng tried to save face by spinning aimlessly. Teng is truly a disgrace to his family and the community.
2zzzxxx - To divert attention from the terrible humiliation their dear leader got to bear, umNO's police got to cook up a story to save face.
陈虹 - Teng, you should claim "there was an attempt on PM's life"; at least you might get sympathy votes.
James_3392 - I think the more likely reason could be they have not pay PSY his fees that why he refuse to come out to join our PM with the Lo Shang. PM malu and leave early.Anyway very often we heard of printer and suppliers dont get paid for materials supplied to BN during election.Folk, is this reason sound more credible?
KehKehKeh - If there was a threat, do you think Mr Psy will run left & right & stood in the center of the stage...the "target" was so obvious & direct, right ??? Who wants to harm Mr Psy ?? no motive at all..Mr Chang, pls do your homework and use your wisdom to speak ...unless.. you have none ...keh keh keh..
Police did not receive any reports of threats against Psy.