21 Jun '11, 12am

Spending RM1.8 million for 6 Facebook pages, M'sia's Tourism Ministry draws public ire.

Spending RM1.8 million for 6 Facebook pages, M'sia's Tourism Ministry draws public ire.

Dr Ng is reported to have slashed her ministry's promotional budget while spending more for her official trips abroad. KUALA LUMPUR: An expensive Facebook tourism campaign has triggered public anger in Malaysia over government spending, while casting further doubt over the administration's repeated promises to cut wastage. The episode comes in the wake of other contentious Web-based projects outsourced by the government, and a series of controversies involving the Tourism Ministry. Last week, the ministry revealed in Parliament that it had spent RM1.8 million (S$730,000) developing six Facebook pages to promote tourism. The hefty price tag caused an instant uproar. Many Malaysians slammed it as overpriced, especially as Facebook pages are essentially free. Another government website launched this month, to help consumers compare prices of goods across the country, had alre...

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