Sunday, June 28, 2009


Jean Todt Is Tourism Malaysia's Ambassador

KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Jean Todt, the former executive director of Formula 1 Ferrari, has been chosen as Tourism Malaysia's ambassador for a year.

Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen told reporters that the appointment letter would he handed over to Todt in Paris, after an "An Evening With the Honourable Minister of Tourism", here, tonight.

Asked why Todt was chosen as the agency's ambassador, Dr Ng said: "Because Jean Todt is well known internationally. He believes in Malaysia. He has a wide network of friends."

Dr Ng said Todt, who was also the fiance of Ipoh-born international actress Datuk Michelle Yeoh, applied to join the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme and received the approval letter last month.

On her visit to Europe, Dr Ng said
besides Paris, her delegation would also be in Amsterdam and London to promote the MM2H programme.



If well known internationally and having a wide network of friends is Ng Yen Yen's benchmark in justifying the appointment of Jean Todt as the Tourism Ambassador, I would like to suggest a few other names to be considered as well.

1. Kofi Anan
2. Madonna
3. Jackie Chan
4. Metallica

Believe me, those guys above are more well known internationally than Jean Todt and have a damn whole lot of friends, (plus screaming fans and groupies as well).

Having mentioned that, I am sure Ng Yen Yen has already considered this appointment carefully and thoroughly. And I am sure she'll deserve a loud cheer from us Malaysians when this `Jean Todt investment' yield profitable returns of billions of RM in one year time.

*Akula tepuk dahi.*


  1. no shit, man... jean todt, eh.. are we giving him any perks..? aisehmen, now we have to call him TYT Ambassador???? hehe.. Wonder what will our leaders think of next.... I dare not propose... :p

  2. Kalau hang tackle MY dulu, kot hang pun dah jadi Ambassador dah. Malaysia's Cycling Ambassador.


  3. Anon: Dont be surprise, if in the future theres a lot of similar outrageous shit be cooked up.

  4. E43St: Please, not MY, although I would happily and readily settled for Liv Tyler.