The Malaysian modelling and advertising industries are in shock after the government announced it was reviving a ban on the multiracial Asian faces that dominate billboards and magazines.
Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin said yesterday that models with so-called “pan-Asian” features were not representative of Malaysian demographics.
“Using pan-Asian faces means downgrading local faces,” he said. “We have to give priority to models with local looks.”
What is a Malaysian face or local looks? What about mixed Malaysian with a Pan asian face? Malays alone don’t represent Malaysia, so stop discriminating others. It is people like this that will try anything to disunite the people, how stupid can one be?
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