The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry’s Barking Rooster: LOL…

The Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Minister is Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin, the Member of Parliament for Larut in Perak. 

It looks like a Rooster but barks! Is it a Dog? No, it’s a Barking Rooster! In the Year of The Dog…



18 February 2018




16 February 2018



Ministry apologises for chicken in CNY ad

THE Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry has apologised for a Chinese New Year advertisement featuring the wrong zodiac animal, which it said was due to a “technical problem”.

The ministry’s full-page advertisement conveying festive greetings appeared in major newspapers today. In it, a rooster is depicted crowing “Wang! Wang!”. The Chinese community is welcoming the Year of the Dog.

“KPDNKK would like to apologise for the Chinese New Year advertisement. It was due to a technical mistake,” the ministry said on Facebook.

It is unclear how the ministry had confused a chicken with a dog, and no explanation was offered. – February 15, 2018.

15 February 2018


Ministry’s CNY ad features ‘barking’ rooster

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According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, this Chinese New Year ushers in the Year of the Dog replacing the previous Year of the Rooster.

However, an advertisement by the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) appears to have merged both animals.

The full-page advertisement published in Sin Chew Daily featured a rooster crowing or rather barking, “Wang! Wang!

The word “wang” is used in numerous Chinese New Year advertisements this year to depict a dog barking but its original meaning is prosperity.

The advertisement also carried a message, which read: “We welcome a prosperous year of the dog. We wholeheartedly wish people from all walks of life a happy lunar new year.”

It is unclear why the ministry opted for a rooster instead of a dog but it could be due to religious sensitivity as the latter is considered “unclean” in Islam.


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