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Outsourcing firm Aegis Malaysia apologises after trashing the Philippines in corporate video, blames local agency

A Malaysian business outsourcing company has pulled a corporate video that heavily criticises the Philippines as an investment destination and has apologised.

The two-minute, 40-seconds video for Aegis Malaysia lambasts the Philippines for its “lack of government support”, “unfriendly climate for smooth operations” and even highlights the Philippines as a hazardous location because of the frequency of natural disasters in the archipelago.

The Philippine embassy in Kuala Lumpur subsequently complained to Aegis Malaysia to express its “deep concern” over the video. The letter to the company mentioned that the Philippines had considered Malaysian companies as “friendly and active partners in furthering bilateral and regional trade and investment,” according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The company has subsequently apologised on its Facebook page, posting a message in which it blamed the video on a local agency, and said the creative had not been approved by the company’s global headquarters.

Aegis Malaysia's apology

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