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  1. Standard membervivify
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    18 Feb '18 23:10
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43105168

    Malaysia wishes wrong New Year with a barking rooster

    The Malaysian government is facing ridicule after it took out a full-page advert to celebrate the Lunar New Year - featuring a barking rooster.

    The Year of the Rooster - based on the Chinese zodiac - has just ended, giving way to the Year of the Dog.

    The trade ministry's advert wished people a prosperous Year of the Dog - but showed a rooster emitting a dog's bark in Chinese.

    The ministry apologised for the "technical error".

    The cultural quagmire is complicated by a view held by some Malaysian Muslims that dogs are unclean animals.

    Earlier this week, Reuters reported that Malaysian businesses were ignoring or playing down canine symbols - to avoid offending the Muslim majority. Ethnic Chinese make up about a quarter of the country's population.

    That led many to think that the advert printed in Chinese language newspapers was a misguided attempt to avoid a picture of a dog - whether it made sense or not.
  2. SubscriberWOLFE63
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    18 Feb '18 23:24
    I guess it's going to be a "ruff" New Year in Malaysia
  3. Subscribercoquette
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    19 Feb '18 14:12
    Well now, Dog gone. That's something to row about.
  4. Subscribersonhouse
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    19 Feb '18 17:05
    It's a dog's world after all.
  5. Subscribermoonbus
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    19 Feb '18 17:37
    Whoa, somebody cocked that up!
  6. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    21 Feb '18 03:40
    Where will it all lead?
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    09 Mar '18 18:54
    In hanoi they had a massive rooster bush to celebrate... talking about birds, saw a little one looking very lost and confused today 🙁
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