Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Can't Buy Me Love,Can't Buy Me Vote

Hantu Laut

Many of you, unless you are one of those hate music type, must have heard or listen to the Beatles' hit "Can't Buy Me Love"

The lyric goes:

Can't buy me love, love
Can't buy me love

I'll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright
I'll get you anything my friend if it makes you feel alright
'Cause I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love

I'll give you all I got to give if you say you love me too
I may not have a lot to give but what I got I'll give to you
I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love

Can't buy me love, everybody tells me so
Can't buy me love, no no no, no

Say you don't need no diamond ring and I'll be satisfied
Tell me that you want the kind of thing that money just can't buy
I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love

The song goes:

At the Sibu by-election Prime Minister Naib told the crowd of Chinese voters "Let make a help me,I help you" and tried to entice them with "Ini bukan tipu" If you deliver me Robert Lau on Sunday, on Monday I will ask for the cheque to be prepared"

Najib goes:

What I say in my previous post before polling day:

Although, money is important to the Chinese, you can't pay a Chinese person to buy his vote.It's akin to try selling ice to the Eskimos.

Obviously, Prime Minister Najib does not understand the Chinese psyche.Chinese do not accept handouts unless they are really very poor.This buy-election may not work here.BN may still win but it is not for the lure of money or projects.

After winning Hulu Selangor Najib mistakenly stereotyped that what works in Hulu Selangor work every where.

A lesson learned.You can't buy Chinese votes.

When pressed by journalists the true meaning of the song, McCartney denied that "Can't Buy Me Love" was about prostitution.

Paul McCartney was right.
You can shower a girl with all the material things but you can't buy her love.

One thing for sure, you can buy sex.


eddy said...

Bro, that video of Najib offering rewards if the Sibu folks vote for BN is an embarassment that Najib will have to live with until the day he dies.

Good lesson for Najib, the slap in the face by Sibu Chinese folk should wake Najib up from his delusion of success after only one year as PM. There is no shortcut to success or happiness..Najib and BN will have to help the people who need help and will vote BN in return. Status Quo for the Chinese?

life is not a fairy tale dude said...

Votes cannot be bought. Good service by the assemblymen will do much better.

Porn star at work

SM said...

Bro Eddy / HL,

You can't blame Najib! That's BN's "modus operandi"! He's just doing what they have always done.

Tumbawa said...


"Bro, that video of Najib offering rewards if the Sibu folks vote for BN is an embarassment that Najib will have to live with until the day he dies."

I cannot agree more. But like the Hantulaut in an earlier post, I go a step further: Najib's attempt at vote-buying and the resulting defeat of the BN at their stronghold of Sibu, might very well cost him the prime ministership. Let's wait and see. The same forces in the BN that forced Mahathir and Badawi to step down, are at work now. They are just waiting for the right time.

eddy said...

1. Hi Bro are you friend? Its been a while since you commented in Bro HL's blog.

eddy said...

Bro Tumbawa, he, he, mana you tahu..same forces at work to bring down Najib? Maybe adalah but it would not happen until after the next General Electionlah. UMNO is a very foxy party Bro there is not enough time between now and the GE, so they will wait..Najib knows that.

The formation of Perkasa blessed by Dr Mahathir is a taste of things to come for Najib and Rosmah. Its politics Bro, nothing personal Dr Mahathir and Najib understands that very well.

SM said...

Bro Eddy,

I'm good thanks! Hope you & your loved ones are in good stead too!
I've decided that debating Politics is not my cup of tea. I still read Bro HL's articles & agree or disagree...well...I keep it to myself mainly.
I'm in KK with the Family fo rthe first time & so far I'm impressed!
By the way, I've started my on Blog...if you have the time let me know what you be's apolitical!

SM said...


By the way, I don't believe this loss will be a set-back for Najib. He needs to watch old man TDM though...I think TDM will try to get rid of Najib & install Muhyiddin!
But TDM better watch out...Roamsh ain't a push-over!

eddy said...

SM, enjoying your holiday eh? Great seafood in KK you know. Should find time to go to Sipadan Islands before the tourist rush makes it too expensive for us Malaysians.

Set up your own blog? so what's your blog? I am interested.

I have also finally posted something in my blog on Friday 21 May 2010..can find my blog at

I am first and formost a commenter so that means i will post occasionally on things/events nobody writes about which interest me but will go on irritatingly comenting on other friend's blogs whose subjects interest me.

Take care Bro.

Hantu Laut said...

SM and eddy,
Congratulations for starting your own blog.Will search for it.

SM, nice to hear you are in KK.I would like to meet you but I am leaving for Brisbane next few days.Drop me a line by email next time you are here.