Tourism Minister Dr. Ng Yen Yen finds herself embroiled in a battle of words in Melaka; reminiscent of Penang’s Psy event
Tourism Minister Dr. Ng Yen Yen has been embroiled in a ‘No’, ‘Yes’ game with Melaka residents during Chap Goh Mei celebrations on Sunday night. She had asked the crowd who filled Jonker Street during the celebrations if political party Barisan Nasional won the coming general election, it will organise a bigger celebration, to which she further pressed them to say ‘yes’. The crowd replied ‘No! No! No!’ but that didn’t stop her from pressing on.
According to newspaper Nanyang Siang Pau, the minister said: “You have to wake up. The facts are there. You have to say ‘Yes! Yes! Yes!’” Ng said, but her call was met with louder shouts of “No! No! No!”
She appeared frustrated with the response and had also asked the crowd to talk to the hawkers on Jonker Street who’ve benefited from Melaka’s growth and flourishing economy: “Go ask the hawkers at Jonker Street how much they earn each day’.
“Don’t sell out Malacca’s tourism and economy for politics. (You) should say ‘Yes! Yes! Yes!’”
The crowd again shouted back ‘No! No! No!’ and with that, she gave up and ended her speech-MSN Malaysia