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No pok!

February 5th, 2007 . by Matt

Prank on a Muslim shopkeeper in Malaysia.


7 Responses to “No pok!”

  1. comment number 1 by: empraptor

    Never liked prank calls. What asshats.

  2. comment number 2 by: Travolta

    Hhahaha.
    I lived in Malaysia when i was a kid. Classic stuff. The Chinese Malays have the best sense of humor there I’ve found.

  3. comment number 3 by: kojibomb

    lol
    i just love this

  4. comment number 4 by: bad_moon_rising

    I take it that the Chinese Malays aren’t too concerned with building a “harmonious society”. Back in mainland China the mantra of the day is “No Pok!”

    Pigs have been banned from appearing in any ads on the state-run broadcaster, CCTV, after an order that is now surrounded by confusion.

    The order means that ads for consumer treats such as sausage snacks have been yanked from airing.

    “China’s building a harmonious society,” Hassan Bai Runsheng, the mosque’s imam, said. “We see a decision like this in the context of creating a harmonious society between Han Chinese and ethnic minority groups.”

    See Ban Thwarts ‘Year of the Pig’ Ads in China

  5. comment number 5 by: Fantasy

    Not intending to appear petty I would like to point out that the term “Chinese Malay” is a misnomer. The “Malays” are the predominant ethnic group in Malaysia – Malaysians of Chinese, Indian (Tamil), or any other origin are by definition not part of this group. The should therefore be described as “Chinese Malaysians”, “Indian Malaysians”, etc.

  6. comment number 6 by: Travolta

    Fair enough Fantasy. I spent 6 years in Malaysia as a kid and to me at the time everyone was Malay. Man I miss the food there so much.

  7. comment number 7 by: Fantasy

    Hello Travolta,

    yeah, I grew up in the region as well (in the island country at the other end of the causeway, though). My greetings to you as a fellow South-East Asian (strictly culturally, I mean – let us skip, in this context, the ubiquitous issue of race).

    “Man I miss the food there so much.”

    Couldn’t have said it better.

    I miss the ENTIRE PLACE with all its features soooo much… And I felt I fitted in there quite well – lightyears better than in fucking Korea, but then, of course, THAT IS NO BIG DEAL. Also much better than in equally fucking Germany (the country of which I am a national and where I am living now). Then, of course, I was just a kid (12-20) in those days in S’pore and probably I am irrationally glorifying the place. The idealisation of SE Asia is my own personal fad, nobody should feel obliged to follow suit on that…