Malaysia's Tourism Ministry has received an apology letter from the Discovery TV network over the issue of featuring Balinese Pendet dance in its television advertisement on Malaysia.
The television commercial titled "Enigmatic Malaysia", which featured Balinese Pendet dance in its promotional video clip, had caused outrage on the Internet.
However, Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen confirmed here that she had received a letter of apology from the Discovery TV network this evening.
"I contacted the Indonesian Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik just now to clarify that the promotional video clip was not done by Malaysia's Tourism Ministry but solely by the Discovery TV network," she told Malaysian reporters after attending a meeting with the local media here.
She said Jero had also received an apology letter from the Discovery TV network, and at the same time, the production company had also removed the advertisement.
Dr Ng said she had also referred the matter to Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman and if it was necessary, Anifah would reply to Indonesia on the matter.
Source : Bernama
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