[Watch] Malaysian Politicians Are Taking Over Tiktok Ahead Of GE15
Malaysian politicians are using Tiktok to reach younger audiences to encourage them to vote in the 15th general election.
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Tiktok has become the social media platform of choice for youths and it’s not a surprise to see politicians joining the game in the lead-up to the 15th general election (GE15).
Here is a compilation of the Tiktok videos posted by our Malaysian politicians in an attempt to garner interest in the elections or to educate the public about their rights as voters.
1. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
@abahkitemuhyiddin ingat pesan abah ye..😁 #PNBEST #prihatinbersihstabil #SWIPE ♬ bunyi asal – abahkitemuhyiddin
Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin recently did a Tiktok video to Swipe, a hip hop track by Singaporean singer Alyph.
In the clip, the 75-year-old former prime minister could be seen swiping away Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Harapan (PH) logos in a lighthearted manner.
He then pointed to the PN logo with the party’s manifesto theme “Prihatin, Bersih, Stabil” (Caring, Clean, Stable).
After getting over their surprise, some netizens applauded Muhyiddin for staying groovy and appreciated that he made an entertaining video.
2. Syed Saddiq
@syedsaddiq Your vote is gold! Your vote is power! Vote for your future! 🇲🇾 #SyedSaddiq #Saddiq #GE #PRU #Election #Pilihanraya #Muo #Muar ♬ Made You Look – Meghan Trainor
Muda president Syed Saddiq is a veteran of sorts on TikTok. He has made many videos on the platform to reach out to the younger crowd.
After the Sheraton Move, a lot of Malaysians are disheartened with the political climate in the country and some said they gave up voting because they don’t see how it could change for the better.
In a bid to galvanise the public to continue voting in GE15, especially the youths, Syed Saddiq made a video to highlight how the voice of the rakyat managed to turn the tides in the rakyat’s favour.
The ‘Menteri Makanan’ on Tiktok, Ceddy, got a special mention in the video too!
3. Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz
@themalaymail BN’s candidate for Kuala Selangor Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Aziz approaching voters in local Lotus hyper market. #GE15 #Elections #Malaysia ♬ original sound – themalaymail
BN’s Kuala Selangor candidate Tengku Zafrul’s most interesting videos happened outside his TikTok account.
To garner support, the former finance minister was seen singing Man Bai’s Kau Ilhamku in a local Lotus’s hypermarket.
However, what tickled netizens was seeing pictures of Zafrul on Facebook doing unexpected things such as hauling an oil palm fruit at a plantation and changing motorcycle oil.
Netizens wondered what he’ll do next.
4. Prabakaran Parameswaran
@keadilancabangbatu Calon no 3 P115 Parlimen Batu, saudara P Prabakaran mendedahkan bagaimana beliau pernah disogok pasca Langkah Sheraton. Undi calon berprinsip & berintegriti! #no3 #batuforprabakaran #ayuhmalaysia #harapanbatu #fyp #fypシ #kitaboleh #sentul ♬ Not Afraid – Eminem
PH’s candidate for Batu, Prabakaran Parameswaran, doesn’t have his own Tiktok account but he has been featured in the party’s Tiktok account instead.
In the latest video, Prabakaran revealed that rival parties have tried to bribe him to join their coalitions.
They promised him a lot of money, projects, and attractive roles in GLC companies to jump parties.
However, Prabakaran said he turned them all down because he didn’t want to betray the rakyat.
READ MORE: The 10 Candidates Contesting For The Hot Seat In Batu
5. Siti Kasim
Kenapa lah nak koyak banner saya… ?♬ original sound – Siti Kasim
Siti Kasim, known to be a vocal lawyer and activist, is one of the independent candidates contesting for the Batu parliamentary seat.
When irresponsible parties started tearing down her flags, she didn’t let the matter slide and voiced out her frustrations on Tiktok.
She said the public must act in a mature way and shouldn’t simply tear down her flags if they disagreed with her.
She explained that the flags were paid by the rakyat who supported her and it didn’t come from her pocket so the act of tearing down the flags is disrespectful to others.
Meanwhile, she’s also criticised for potentially endangering herself, her supporters and other road users by driving down the road with her flag hanging out from vehicles in a convoy.
READ MORE: Siti Kasim Likes Her ‘Tacky Flag’, Netizens School Her On Missing The Point
6. Nur Fathiah Syazwana @ Cleopatra
@nurfathiahsyazwana Ini sebahagian daripada masalah dan aduan penduduk Batu. Ini baru sedikit, banyak lagi yang perlu diperhalusi dan diketengahkan. Atas sebab-sebab inilah saya mencalonkan diri untuk bertanding sebagai Ahli Parlimen P115 Batu. Tepuk dada tanya selera, sampai bila kita ingin selalu salah menyokong pihak tidak sepatutnya sebagai pemimpin. Doakan agar saya dapat menjadi wakil anda di Batu. Ameen. #RESETBATU #PARLIMENBATU #fyp #foryou #foryoupage ♬ original sound – Cleo. Batu Pangkah Pokok 🌳🤲
Social media influencer Cleopatra is also another independent candidate for the Batu parliamentary seat.
Her latest video is a compilation of complaints from the residents in Batu. She promised to champion the needs of the people and to ‘reset’ Batu if she wins the seat.
She even uploaded a video showing a glimpse of her multilingual skills. In the video, she claimed she has Chinese blood from her mother and introduced herself as the Batu candidate in Mandarin.
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