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'Talk like Doraemon': Malaysian ministry issues tips for wives during COVID-19 movement control order

'Talk like Doraemon': Malaysian ministry issues tips for wives during COVID-19 movement control order

31/3/2020 12:25:00 PM

'Talk like Doraemon': Malaysia n ministry issues tips for wives during COVID-19 movement control order

KUALA LUMPUR: Married women in Malaysia have been issued a set of recommendations on how to manage their households and husbands during the ...

BookmarkKUALA LUMPUR: Married women in Malaysia have been issued a set of recommendations on how to manage their households and husbands during themovement control order, including speaking in "Doraemon's voice" and giggling coyly.The Women and Family Ministry on Monday (Mar 30) posted several tips on social media on how to avoid domestic arguments between husband and wife.

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AdvertisementAdvertisement“If you see your husband carry out a task in a manner that clashes with your own method, avoid nagging,” the ministry said in a Facebook post.READ: ‘We can do this’, say Malaysian social media users after extension of movement control order

In a separate graphic, the ministry said wives should instead use “humorous” words and phrases such as “this is the proper way to hang the clothes for drying, my dear (cara sidai baju macam ni lah sayangku)”.The ministry also recommended that women should “mimic the tone of Doraemon” and follow their statements with a coy and feminine laugh. This image appeared to have been taken down from the ministry's social media pages on Tuesday afternoon.

AdvertisementAdvertisementThe social media post appeared on the ministry's Facebook and Instagram accounts before it was taken down a day later.In a different graphic, the ministry also said that wives should refrain from making sarcastic comments if they see their husbands not helping with housework.

“Ask for help and inform him – in some cases, our partner needs to be ‘told’ of their responsibility in order for them to be aware of what needs to be done,” the post read.Should arguments arise and strain feelings, the ministry advised women to “count from one to 20” before responding.

"Within the span of 20 seconds, the brain will become more rational and calm when making decisions,” it said.In a Facebook post last Friday, the ministry also urged wives to avoid wearing “home clothes” during the movement control order: “Present yourself as per usual, wear makeup and dress neatly.”

In the same post, the ministry also recommended that working mothers keep the dining table, kitchen and living room clean and neat to help maintain a clear mind when working from home. Read more: CNA »

“speaking in 'Doraemon's voice' and giggling coyly”. But Doraemon is a male. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I asked my wife to do this. She responded in a very Wuhanese woman way. aduuuhhhh... RinaMohdHarun KPWKM 🤯 omg i can't believe this ended up in channel news asia.. Ah we are back to making international headlines for all the wrong reasons again.

ministry of misogyny & patriarchy? Little wonder it’s still a third-world country. And, how exactly does Doraemon talk like? Unbelievable! It would turn into WW3 if I read this during argument :D Gila sangat... We are not Japanese... 🙄 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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