‘Quit playing games with my votes’

 |Aug 8, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Song lyrics and Lim Kit Siang may not have much in common considering the DAP adviser is a politician, however the two have been put side by side in a series of posters allegedly appearing in Gelang Patah, Johor.

In several pictures being shared on Facebook, the posters show Lim on a white background, with words from popular songs, given a little sarcastic twist.

The posters are all signed ‘Gelang Patah, Patah Hati’, a play on Lim’s parliamentary seat in Johor, with patah hati meaning brokenhearted.

In one poster, the words are a play on Rihanna’s famous song ‘Love the Way You Lie’.

“Sorry, Uncle Kit Siang, we are not Rihanna, We don’t love the way you lied,” the poster read.

Another poster was a play on the song ‘See You Again’ made popular in the movie Fast and Furious 7.

“It’s been a long way without you my friend, so I’ll vote you out when I see you again.”

Adele’s ‘Rumour Has It’ was not spared as another poster carried the words, “Rumour has it, you are seeing someone else…”

There are several other posters bearing the lyrics of other songs as seen in a Facebook posting by Pemuda MIC Kelana Jaya.

It is not yet known who are responsible for the posters. The Star Online quoted a resident in Gelang Patah as saying that he noticed the banners early Tuesday.

Last week, Malaysia Outlook reported that Lim’s voting address as of June 2017 is in Penang. There has been speculation that Lim will return to contest in Penang after having won Gelang Patah in Johor in the last general election.

Lim has yet to comment on the matter.

Earlier in March, a photo of a poster looking for ‘missing Uncle Kit Siang’ went viral on social media.

The poster carried a picture of Lim with the heading ‘Missing Have You Seen Uncle Kit Siang?’

“Last seen in Gelang Patah during 505 promising heaven and earth. Last known hobby was hanging out with people aged 90 and above,” the poster read, calling for people to locate him as ‘we miss him a lot’. – MO

Farah Harith has been in the media industry since 2008. Her field of work has been predominantly centred on politics and human interest. She joined the industry to have a better grasp on the issues plaguing the masses.