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28 March, 2007

Rice Bowls of Pan-Asian Models in Malaysia Threatened

If you are a model with Pan-Asian looks in Malaysia, you may be in for an early 'retirement'. According to a recent article in Asia Media, Malaysia's government feels that "with so-called "pan-Asian" features were not representative of Malaysian demographics." How true is that?

While that will seriously affect the creative industry and the rice bowls of non-Malay models, the Information Minister claims that, "Using pan-Asian faces means downgrading local faces," he said. "We have to give priority to models with local looks."

In 1997, this ban was shelved after much complaints from the public but it seems that this ban may be revived as the purists think that Malaysia should promote "l'ocal faces' in the media."

Honestly, this is one of the reasons our family is migrating in few years' time - too much of these political nonsense and it basically stirs up more dissatisfaction among the other races.

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