Top 10 most popular YouTube videos on US elections

  • Karpal’s faithful aide until the end – Bernama
    Karpal’s faithful aide until the end – Bernama

    The name Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu may not be as famous as the man he was serving – renowned lawyer Karpal Singh – but his sacrifice will remain in the annals of Malaysian history for his devotion to his boss. It would be suffice to say that Michael was literally the man behind Karpal, since the 39-year-old, would push his boss around in... …

  • Johor quarantines 64 villagers after first MERS death, says report
    Johor quarantines 64 villagers after first MERS death, says report

    Malaysia has quarantined 64 people in a southern village after one of its residents become the country's first person to die of a respiratory illness that is spreading from the Middle East, local media reported today. At least 71 people have died from the so-called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, out of more than 200 infections in... …

  • Water theft cost us RM1.6 billion a year, says body – Bernama
    Water theft cost us RM1.6 billion a year, says body – Bernama

    Water from leaking pipes and water theft, collectively known as “non-revenue water” (NRW), accounted for major losses amounting to RM1.6 billion a year throughout the country. Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia (Awer) president S. Piarapakaran said the loss of treated water before it reached consumers because of leaks in old... …

  • Above all, Karpal was a great father
    Above all, Karpal was a great father

    For as long as I have been aware of this thing called “politics,” I have been aware of Karpal Singh. As a boy, my image of him was often humorous, based as they were on classic Lat cartoons. A particular favourite has Mr Karpal looking gigantic in full court regalia holding aloft a coconut scrapper with one superhuman hand while pointing... …

  • Muslims not encouraged to use ‘RIP’, says National Fatwa Council
    Muslims not encouraged to use ‘RIP’, says National Fatwa Council

    Hours after the death of Karpal Singh, Muslims were told by the National Fatwa Council today they were not encouraged to use the phrase “Rest in Peace" (RIP) to a non-Muslim because the term had Christian connotations. In a statement issued on its website, www.e-fatwa.gov.my, the National Fatwa Council said Muslims could express their... …

  • Amid furore over Karpal jibe, Perkasa distances itself from Zul Noordin
    Amid furore over Karpal jibe, Perkasa distances itself from Zul Noordin

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — The right wing Malay group, Perkasa, has distanced itself from Datuk Zulkifli Noordin, who had earlier tweeted that the passing of veteran DAP politician Karpal Singh was... …

In an election filled with videos, from campaign ads to verbal gaffes from the candidates, here follows a selection of the 10 most popular aired on YouTube during the US presidential campaign:

- "Mitt Romney Style" -- a parody of South Korea's hugely popular Gangnam Style song starring a Mitt Romney look-alike (10.7 million views) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTCRwi71_ns

- "Tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney" -- the words spoken by an exasperated, tearful four-year-old girl captured on camera (9.8 million views) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjrthOPLAKM

- "Homer Votes 2012" -- Homer Simpson decides to vote for Mitt Romney and gets outsourced to China in this short animation film (7.7 million views): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArC7XarwnWI

- "Eye of the Sparrow" -- a spoof lip read of the first 2012 presidential debate, mocks Obama's lethargic performance (7.5 million views) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlwilbVYvUg

- "Whedon on Romney" -- Joss Whedon, director of the "The Avengers", films a satirical video endorsing Mitt Romney as the right man for a "Zombie Apocalypse" (6.2 million views) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TiXUF9xbTo

- "Original Obamaphone Lady: -- Woman in Ohio claims she is voting for Obama because he gives all minorities free phones (5.5 million views) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio

- "Obama Loses His SH*T" -- Comedy duo Key & Peele portray Obama addressing Americans, while his anger translator helps him get his real message across (4.7 million views) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qv7k2_lc0M&feature=youtu.be

- "Big Bird" -- a satirical video put together by Team Obama featuring the Sesame Street star, poking fun at Romney's 'Big Bird' comment during the first debate (3.5 million views) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZxs09eV-Vc

- "Mitt Romney on Obama voters" -- a secret recording of a Romney fundraiser during which he dismisses 47 percent of Americans as government dependents (3.22 million views) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnB0NZzl5HA

- "Clint Eastwood" -- speech at the Republican National Convention, made memorable for his mock conversation with an empty chair meant to represent Obama (2.4 million views) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoqKdWY692k

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  • My dad was in KL to see me, says Gobind The Malaysian Insider
    My dad was in KL to see me, says Gobind

    Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh, who died in an accident early this morning, was in Kuala Lumpur to visit his son Gobind Singh Deo who was ill. A distraught Gobind said he was informed of the accident at 2.15am today, and he and his wife rushed to the scene where he saw his father's mangled car and his father's body. "My brother Ramkarpal was... …

  • Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains The Malaysian Insider
    Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains

    As the nation mourns the passing of a great politician, BN MP Datuk Nawawi Ahmad insulted the late Karpal Singh by posting a picture of the veteran politician's blood-smeared face as he lay in his Toyota Alphard following a tragic accident this morning. Along with the Facebook picture was a newspaper cutting on Karpal being opposed to the... …

  • ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says The Malay Mail Online
    ‘Huge’ Hindu, Buddhist statues against Islam, ex-judge says

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The “huge” statues at a Hindu temple in Batu Caves and Buddhist temple in Penang are an affront to Islam as the religion forbids idolatry, a retired Court of Appeals judge... …