Pengunjung rumah terbuka sedia untuk Psy tapi...
Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak mungkin akan kecewa sekiranya mendengar perbualan para pengunjung yang memenuhi kawasan belakang padang Kolej Han Chiang semasa sambutan rumah terbuka Tahun Baru Cina BN Pulau Pinang hari ini.
Dalam ucapannya di majlis itu, Najib antara lainnya bertanya para pengunjung sama ada mereka bersedia untuk menyaksikan persembahan rap Korea Gangnam Psy.
Najib mengulangi soalan itu sebanyak empat kali dan para hadirin berkenaan menyahut "Ya" dengan bersemangat.
Sebahagian daripada mereka bagaimanapun menunjukkan reaksi berbeza apabila ditanya sama ada bersedia untuk "BN".
Kumpulan orang ramai di kawasan belakang padang tersebut menyahut "Tidak" dan tertawa.
They also laughed when Najib menyebut nama kolej Han Chiang dengan nama "Han Niang", apabila mengumumkan untuk menaiktaraf kolej tersebut kepada universiti kolej.
Hadirin berkenaan turut ketawa apabila pengerusi majlis menjemput isteri Najib, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor untuk menyanyi lagu sambutan Tahun Baru Cina.
Rosmah ditemani beberapa pemimpin BN termasuk Menteri Pelancongan Datuk Seri Ng Yen Yen di atas pentas.-malaysiakini
Ribuan hadir ke persembahan Psy di P Pinang...
Seramai kira-kira 30,000 orang memenuhi kawasan padang Kolej Han Chiang di Pulau Pinang hari ini untuk menyaksikan persembahan lagu 'Oppa Gangnam Style' oleh penyanyi pop Korea Selatan Psy.
Persembahan itu dianjurkan sempena majlis sambutan rumah terbuka Tahun Baru Cina BN Pulau Pinang yang turut dihadiri perdana menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak hari ini.
Najib dan isterinya Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor yang hadir bersama anak mereka Ashman dan Nooryana Najwa, tiba pada jam 10.48 pagi dan disambut dengan persembahan tarian singan dan perarakan chingay.
Najib turut ditemani bekas perdana menteri Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, pemimpin BN negeri Teng Chang Yeow, Teng Hock Nan, serta menteri pelancongan Datuk Seri Ng Yen Yen.
Ramai di kalangan pengunjung memakai baju berwarna kuning, hijau dan merah. Anggota Umno juga dilihat memakai warna merah seperti warna parti mereka.
Selain itu, ada di kalangan pengunjung yang memakai baju perhimpunan BERSIH.
Seorang daripadanya, Alex Tan, 27 dari Klang berkata beliau hadir untuk menyaksikan persembahan Psy dan untuk menyokong Pakatan Rakyat.-malaysiakini
Psy gangnam style 8minit = Rm 2,000,000.00
Rakyat Malaysia 56tahun = Rm 1000.00
Itulah Najib BN Style - Rakyat didahulukan....
Thousands come for Psy, not so much for PM Najib...
About 30,000 braved the sweltering heat to see top South Korean pop star Psy gallop on stage to perform his world famous ‘Oppa Gangnam style' at the BN's open house in Penang today.
They were with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak at Penang state BN Chinese New Year (CNY) open house held at the Han Chiang College field.
The numbers were short of the expected 80,000, although a police officer on his rounds said he estimated the crowd as about 50,000.
As Najib was entering the venue, the emcee shouted "Are you ready for Psy! Are you ready for Oppa Gangnam style!" before welcoming the PM and his entourage of BN leaders.
Despite the emcee asking the people to give PM a rousing welcome, the crowd was mostly subdued, many fanning themselves under the burning February heat.
Puteri Umno and BN supporters were seen waving 'I love PM!' banners but they were in the minority.
Nibong Tebal MIC chief R Rajagopal said he had arranged 10 buses to the event.
When asked why he was not shouting "I love PM!", the 62-year-old retiree replied "It's okay, I've done a lot of that already".
Attired in red traditional Chinese shirts, Najib and wife Rosmah Mansor together with children Ashman and Nooryana Najwa, arrived at 10.48am and were greeted by a lion dance troupe and a Chingay procession.
He was accompanied by state BN leaders Teng Chang Yeow, Teng Hock Nan, and Tourism Minister Ng Yen Yen as well as former premier Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Yellow, green and red
As of 9.30am when the programme started, traffic was smooth and hundreds of police and volunteers corps were stationed at various points to direct traffic and manage the crowd.
When met on the field, Penang police chief Abdul Rahim Hanafi estimated the crowd to be about 50,000 to 60,000.
"We deployed about 1,200 personnel today and it is a peaceful gathering," he told Malaysiakini.
Many were seen in yellow, green and red. There were also Umno members wearing red as it is their party's colour.
There were also those wearing the T-shirts of NGO Bersih.One, Alex Tan, 27 (right) from Klang, said he came to see Psy and to support Pakatan.
"I arrived as early as 7am with five others," he added.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had earlier advised the public to wear yellow in a show of support for Bersih, green for environment and red for change, but his suggestion didn't go down well with BN leaders.
Initially, participants were not allowed to enter the field without special passes of 'I love PM' stickers and many were at a loss as to where to get them.
This is the first time BN had organised its CNY function in the open, at the Han Chiang field which has begun to be a symbol of Pakatan Rakyat.
Pakatan, with DAP leading, held a gathering here before the 2008 general election where thousands turned up to show their support, leading the opposition coalition to victory on March 8 that year.
Before Najib and his entourage arrived, the crowd was entertained by several performances from an orchestra. Traditional dances and a dragon and phoenix dance were also featured.
In his speech, state BN chief Teng Chang Yeow said BN had brought the best in the world and Asia through 1Malaysia initiator of Najib.
"We want to bring the best to Penang," he added.
Goodies for those with 'pink papers'
At the end of event, the crowd lined up at the Han Chiang stadium venue for angpow, goodie bags and boxes of oranges.
A senior citizen at the scene said that only people with special 'pink papers' were given the handouts by a group in 'Kelab Penyokong BN' attire.
"I managed to get three packets of angpow, a bag with packets of rice and packets of other edible stuff and a box of oranges," he told Malaysiakini, telling this reporter to line up and get the goodies before they ran out.-malaysiakini
Psy keeps it short, sweet and sweaty...
Psy finally hit the stage at 12.11pm, and the crowd happily screamed.
"Malaysia, thanks for inviting me and Happy New Year," he wished the audience at the Penang state BN Chinese New Year open house held at the Han Chiang College field today.
"Are you ready? Weather is really hot. You waited a long time, I feel bad but your voices are not loud enough," he teased.
"Malaysia, are you ready?" He asked again.
When the crowd screamed, he said "Give the music!" and started to gallop on stage, breaking into his world famous hit, 'Oppa Gangnam Style'.
He also asked the crowd to dance along and many were seen gyrating to the raunchy music.
Psy said he flew from Brazil and took 20 hours to arrive. He said he was not the kind merely to play just for four minutes.
"Some of you seem a little bit tired," he teased the crowd who responded shouting "No!"
"For Malaysia and for a Happy New Year and we will do the song another time," he said.
Psy jested that people were just taking photos and were not jumping.
"Stop snapping and dance," he pleaded.
Before he left, Psy said he would record a single by April and would probably be back.
As soon as he was done, the crowd was seen leaving the field in droves.-malaysiakini
Najib Kena Booo!!! di padang Hang Chiang,Penang...
Najib ulang sekali lagi... "Are you ready for Psy??"
Sekali lagi hadirin jawab..."READY!!!"
Tapi bila Najib laung " ARE YOU READY FOR BN??..
Hadirin menyahutnya dengan "NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Malang sungguh engko Najib !!!...