"KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — The government has allocated RM1 million for former Ferrari Formula One team boss Jean Todt to spend over two years as Malaysia’s Tourism ambassador."
But wait, the best is yet to come :-
The tourism Minister then goes on to say :-
“One million in Europe gets you nothing nowadays,” she said, defending the appointment.
And of course, the thing that made me want to put on a full face of make up, get dressed and rush out the door to pat her on the back is this:-
"She added that Todt was chosen for his international presence and connectivity, which would give Malaysia greater visibility.
Ng claimed that Todt had personally helped the ministry make influential contacts in Paris, including a top film producer, magazine publisher and aides of French president Nicolas Sarkozy."
Well, I dont know about the rest of you, but I would love to know who the "top film producer" is. And also who this "magazine publisher" is and of course, the AIDES of the Sarkozy.
Cos I am just WAITING in anticipation for these people to come over because Jean Todt somehow managed to "INFLUENCE" them to:-
1) invest in Malaysia; OR
2) make a film in Malaysia; OR
3) mention the name "Malaysia" in their movie/magazine; OR
4) Suddenly the Frech Prez is going to ask Airbus to stop charging Malaysia so much for their damned Airbus; OR
5) Give Air Asia/MAS free Airbus.
Its TOTALLY WORTH THE RM1 MILLION EUROS. totally. 100%.
Of course it would not make any sense to get a Malaysian to promote Malaysia. What rubbish! What do you mean Zang Toi would be a good choice? Who is he?! Jimmy Choo? What do WE care that he once dressed Princess Diana's feet?
We prefer someone who is French and has a Malaysian girlfriend. Someone who was at one time some big arse in Ferrari. Someone whom nobody really knows actually but somehow has links to A top movie producer, magazine publisher and Sarkozy's aides.
Impressive aint it? That is why he was a natural choice. He is going to go around the world, with his expenses paid by the Malaysian government, snickering and laughing his ass to the bank that the Malaysian Government is stupid enough to invest money in this hare brained scheme called the "tourism ambassador".
We appreciate Todt so much, we even awarded him a Datukship. Just by doing Michelle Yeoh, I mean, just by having a Malaysian girlfriend, he got a Datukship. At least Shah Rukh Khan had to MAKE a movie here first.
Now he is one lucky rich Malaysian Tourism Ambassador.