LAST_UPDATESun, 20 May 2018 4pm

[VIDEO] Netizens Applaud KJ’s Creative Chinese New Year Greeting

The Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has once again decided to display his acting chops in a Chinese New Year greeting video, which featured his firstborn son, Jibreil Ali.

Khairy conveyed that the video was shot in his constituency of Rembau, Negeri Sembilan, along with the owners of Mui Fong restaurant, who he addressed as aunty Yin Fah and uncle Leong.

But aside from learning how to cook a Chinese dish, the father-and-son duo also gained insight on the significant symbolism of fish dishes during their session.

“Through this experience, I understand that fish dishes have many distinctive meanings, especially celebratory meals,” the UMNO Youth chief wrote on Facebook.

"Among other things, the dish symbolises the abundance of prosperity.”

The two-minute video depicted Khairy having bought a fish before aunty Yin Fah asked the pair to lend a hand in the kitchen, as she guided the lads to prepare steamed fish.

“We’ve grown accustomed to enjoy the delicious meals that have been put out for us, and failed to realise that it’s not an easy task to prepare a scrumptious meal,” Khairy narrated.

“And while we’re often promised to enjoy the same meal (in the eyes), true bliss is attainable when we sincerely prepare the dish under the guidance of one who knows the best method in preparing a particular dish.”

As soon as the fish dish is ready to be served, Khairy then served up the dish to some locals, before the video came to an end with him wishing the Chinese community a Happy Chinese New Year.

But as the group enjoyed the varying delicacies, Jibreil then asked his father to relay a few words, which the doting father aptly reply, “Gong Xi Fa Cai, Happy Chinese New Year.

"And may this be a successful and prosperous year of the dog,” he wished.

“Thank you to Aunty Yin Fah and Uncle Leong for their willingness in teaching Jibreil and I how to prepare the special dish,” he thanked in the accompany caption.

“To the whole Chinese community, happy holidays and have a happy Chinese New Year with family and friends, and may the prosperity that we have experienced in Malaysia thus far be maintained.”

The video which was uploaded yesterday (February 13) received over 200k views at the time of writing, with netizens applauding the ‘tall, dark, and handsome’ minister for his sincerity and creativity.


Malaysian Digest would like to wish Malaysians a warm happy Chinese New Year and may it be a prosperous year of the dog.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

- Malaysian Digest