Pua and Teo join 'God of Prosperity' and anonymous Arab with giant donation cheque in CNY-style campaign appeal.
PETALING JAYA: The DAP has begun its Sarawak election campaign by asking for donations in a satirical political video that mocks festive Chinese New Year videos by featuring the ‘God of Prosperity’ and an anonymous Arab to make fun of Prime Minister Najib Razak, his wife Rosmah Mansor, and the Goods and Services Tax.
Tony Pua, the MP for Petaling Jaya Utara, and Teo Nie Ching, MP or Kulai, have starring roles in the video, as well as the Arab and a giant cheque for RM2.6 billion to the prime minister.
The pair sing the traditional Chinese New Year song ‘Cai Shen Dao’ (The God of Wealth is Here), with the Arab liberally handing out money, and the God of Prosperity reduced to poverty.
The cheque is a mocking reference to the money reportedly deposited in Najib’s personal banking accounts in 2013. The government has said it was a personal donation from a member of the Saudi royal family to support the Barisan Nasional’s general election campaign and that most of the money had been returned.
The video also shows Teo sporting diamond rings on her fingers and luxury handbags, another mocking reference to past controversies that questioned Rosmah’s purported purchase of a RM2 million diamond ring from New York and her purported penchant for luxury goods such as Birkin handbags.
The diamond ring was later reported to have been a gift from her daughter’s prospective mother-in-law and had been returned to the New York jeweller.
Another mocking reference is made to the “cari makan” quip by the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, with the God of Prosperity shown seated like a beggar with the sign in front of him.
The video ends with a campaign appeal for support against corruption and abuse of public funds and a request for public donations, featuring a cheque for RM50 from the public to DAP, to help their campaign for the Sarawak elections, which is expected to take place before July.