Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Doraemon for Visit Malaysia Year 2020?

Lat is actually amused - not upset - because
The Malay Mail hasn't actually spoken to him for this story

Puchong, 24 April: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's love affair with the Japanese culture is quite legendary; so much so that he made Japan his first stop after suddenly becoming Prime Minister of Malaysia again. He visited the Land of the Rising Sun three times in 2018: in June, August and then again in November. He brought back some samurai bonds for his troubles but I didn't hear him raving about Doraemon. There may be a Nobita in the Cabinet but I don't think it was the Old Man's idea to use the popular Japanese anime to help promote Visit Malaysia Year 2020.  
This is not the first time the VMY 2020 has courted controversy, though. I'm sure you remember this logo:

Perhaps if one adds Nobita's face somewhere in here ...

Read also:
Nazri: We stand by logo despite flak - The Star, Jan 2018
Ministry seeks to redesign VMY 2020 logo - NST, July 2018
Upin and Ipin mock picking Doraemon to promote Malaysia - The Malay Mail, 24 April
Kenapa Doraemon pilihan Balai Seni Negara untuk Tahun Melawat Malaysia? - Mkini 23 April

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