Chinese Soon To Celebrate The Year Of An Animal That Offends The Perpetually Offended Muslims

Malaysian businesses ‘self-censoring’ dog images to avoid Muslim outcry

WITH five weeks left until Chinese New Year (CNY), several businesses in multi-ethnic Malaysia are steering clear of dog images on their products and displays to avoid upsetting the country’s Muslim majority.

In February, the Chinese community will be ushering in the Year of the Dog, one of 12 animals in its zodiac calendar, but a photo of a CNY T-shirt which made its rounds on social media in recent weeks showed cartoon images of the canine and also the pig missing, creating a stir among netizens.

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