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Old 04-12-2002, 04:15 AM   #1
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Gov't bans slimming ads, tells women to exercise

In Malaysian news:

The government has asked television stations to halt advertisements for slimming products, telling women to exercise instead in order to stay in shape, reports said today.

The information ministry has told national Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) to stop airing misleading advertisements on beauty products such as to reduce tummies and appealed to private stations to do the same, The Sun daily said.

The ministry's parliamentary secretary Zainuddin Maidin was quoted as telling parliament that women should exercise regularly if they need to slim down and not be influenced by such modern "bomoh" (witch doctors).

"We ask the private sector not to put out nonsensical ads on beauty as they are misleading. People should not be taken in by such advertisements," he said.

Advertisements aired over RTM are subjected to the Advertisement Code but the law does not cover those shown over private stations.

Information ministry officials were not available for comment.

Advertisements for beauty aids are a common feature in Malaysia's late night television programmes.
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Old 04-12-2002, 05:10 AM   #2
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I think its about bloody time! I dont know how it works in Malaysia or anywhere, but here if a product is not approved by the AMA its basically not going to work. So I think people who are dumb enough to buy them should be more careful with how they can be misled.

Exercise and good food. How hard can it really be to understand? I know sometimes it can be extremely hard to actually lose weight this way, but its the only way that is going to be good for you.

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Old 04-12-2002, 07:56 AM   #3
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That's flippin awesome! I agree with Angie. lmao. Modern witch doctors indeed.
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Old 04-12-2002, 12:06 PM   #4
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that rocks furry!

ok now get those dudes to influence the media all over the world and girls will stop killing themselves!!!!!
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Old 04-12-2002, 03:20 PM   #5
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From an American who thinks it's hysterical that we allow ads for "slimming products" but not for hard liquor...good for Malaysia.

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Old 04-14-2002, 12:56 AM   #6
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it's bullocks man, slimming products helped me get down from 350 to a comfortable 280

I'll tell ya man, it's allowed me to go out and win various body building awards, I have even starred in some Hollywood films, did you see me in What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
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Old 04-14-2002, 01:12 AM   #7
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I can help you reach MILLIONS and MILLIONS of people just by placing a simple ad in newspapers...
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Old 04-14-2002, 11:30 AM   #8
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Has anybody heard of those drinks that claim they can make you lose ten pounds in 48hrs? The thought of losing ten pounds in that amount of time seems extremely dangerous.
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Old 04-15-2002, 03:08 PM   #9
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Originally posted by U2Bama:
I can help you reach MILLIONS and MILLIONS of people just by placing a simple ad in newspapers...
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Old 04-16-2002, 02:27 AM   #10
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Originally posted by wannabe:
Has anybody heard of those drinks that claim they can make you lose ten pounds in 48hrs?
maybe they do it by slicing off your head?

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