31 Jan '18, 10am

'Appalling' Malaysian tourism logo to stay, says tourism chief Nazri

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A Malaysian tourism campaign logo featuring cartoon animals wearing sunglasses which was widely panned online will stay despite the criticisms, the tourism minister said on Wednesday (Jan 31). The "Visit Malaysia 2020" logo features drawings of Malaysian animals - including an orang utan wrapping an arm around the shoulders of a proboscis monkey - set against garish, multi-coloured fonts with the slogan "Travel. Enjoy. Respect". Malaysian Netizens have widely criticised the logo as dated and an eye sore. But Tourism Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz has refused to budge. "I still stick to the same logo, no change," he told AFP in brief comments. An online petition has been launched on change.org to demand the tourism ministry stop using the design. "The design is appalling. It looks cheap and does not represent the country, the people and its history," said th...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/appalling-malays...

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