KUALA LUMPUR, 2 Jan – The Democratic Action Party ushered in 2013 with style at the party’s national celebration here in KL-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall. They countdown event was animated by the official launching of the parody music video, titled “Ubah Rocket Style”, accompanied with energetic performances by local artistes.
Ubah Rocket Style is the DAP’s take on Korean artiste PSY’s “Oppa Gangnam Style”. The parody was made to entertain the public while sharing with everyone the message of change as the 13th General Election looms over.
Attended by leaders of the DAP and Pakatan Rakyat, the event was also joined by National Laureate, Datuk A. Samad Said and his wife, Datin Rashidah Tengku Mohd Dahan. The celebrations, held on the first night of 2013, had PKR’s Fahmi Fadzil and Carmen Leong from DAP Women’s wing as hosts.
According to DAP National Publicity Secretary, Tony Pua, it is hoped that the launching of the music video can mark a new beginning in shaping positive perceptions among the younger generation towards politics.
“A lot of people, especially the younger people, see politics as something that is too serious,” Pua said.
“We hope that, with this Ubah Rocket Style, we can draw the audience pool from among the youths – who might have not paid attention before to politics – to become more concerned with issues happening in our country,” he said. Pua is also the Executive Producer of the music video.
Pua added, while entertaining, the parody is hoped to be able to educate as well as giving useful information about current political affairs in Malaysia.
Aside from the music video launching, the special apprearance of “Mama” captured the crowd’s attention.
In the comedy sketch “Fokus PRU 2013”, hosted by Edry Faizal, Mama’s character was pictured as a thrifty lady whose passion is shopping and whose husband’s decisions are dictated by her.
The sketch’s slots were filled with cheeky questions towards Mama, involving her shopping habits already a talk of the town for a long while.
“Due to the slowing down of world’s economy, shopping abroad such as in Paris could help increase that particular country’s income,” Mama explained, to the audience’s applause and roaring laughter.
Mama’s appearance was adored by the crowd, with most of them describing her appearance as “real” and “enjoyable”.
The national DAP New Year celebration also included slots for lucky draw offering 10 guests to have a special chance for a luncheon session with the DAP Secretary-General, Lim Guan Eng.
Aside from Lim, speeches were also delivered by Central DAPSY Youth Leader, Teo Kok Seong, PKR Vice President, Nurul Izzah Anwar and Pua.
Join in the frenzy for change. Watch the music video “Ubah Rocket Style” at YouTube today, by searching: Ubah Rocket Style. The music video is available in Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin and Tamil versions. – The Rocket.