Jean Todt Is Tourism Malaysia's Ambassador
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
3. Jackie Chan
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.*