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Water revelation

From an advertorial for a donut outlet as seen in the Metro section of today’s edition of The Star:
That exciting US water

Water from the US! Far out! It must be completely different from Malaysian water judging from the way ol’ Chan there is getting all worked up about it.

But here’s the kicker. After informing the readers every ingredient is imported from the US, we are told:
A Malaysian donut

That made me laugh hard enough I started coughing and sputtering so badly I needed a glass of water. Plain ol’ ordinary Malaysian water.

I’m so deprived … *sobs*

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  1. Sheena says

    Is something truly Barangan Buatan Malaysia if (70-)100% of the ingredients come from outside the country?

    Wait, if the Proton is considered BBM… looks like I’ve answered my own question ;)

    Don’t you just love the way people make their items sound so great by virtue of it being imported – NEO-COLONIALISM! – but at the same time, want to sound patriotic (I mean, appeal to M’sians cheapskateness) by making it a BBM? Hahaha.

  2. dan says

    It’s “Made/Assembled in Malaysia” what, one can say it was “Produced” in Malaysia, not that the components are “From” Malaysia.

    In this world now, it’s irrelevant to talk about what is made where. A product usually has parts from all over the world. Your computer has parts from the processor from Penang, motherboard from Taiwan, silicon from US, LCD screen from South Korea, keyboard and mouse from China, memory from Japan, programming from India. If I make a product in Malaysia, but the plastic is made from oil from Saudi Arabia, how? If I cook a Malay potato kueh, but the potato is from the US, how? (Malaysia has no potatoes, only ubi kayu).

    If I pee in the US, and the pee mixed in with the water, but I still have my Malaysian passport is that considered Malaysian water or US water, ahahahahaha?

    If a software is made in the US by a Malaysian engineer, is that a US product, or is that a product of Malaysian ingenuity? What if the guy was born in the US, is a Malaysian citizen, studied in Singapore, lived in India, then immigrated to the US? Ehehehehehe



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