Have you seen ads for a luxury watch brand engraved with the signature of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on your Facebook feed and wished you could own one?
You’d be better off not buying one because Dr Mahathir had never endorsed such a product!
In other words, the watches are fake.
Not approved by Tun
The Star Online
reported that dozens of people have put in an order for the watch engraved with Dr M's signature, said to cost tens of thousands of ringgit.
However, the sale was ordered to be stopped immediately after Dr M himself was alerted about it.
An aide to the prime minister said Dr M had never endorsed the watch with his signature on it to be sold to civil servants.
The matter came to light after The Star Online
spotted a brochure with an order form for the watch online.
According to the news portal, the brochure was circulated among civil servants in selected departments in Putrajaya, and they later found that the watch does not exist and that the brochure was false advertising.
Further checks by The Star Online
revealed that the contact person in the brochure said they had stopped taking orders for the watch due to ‘technical reasons’. However, the person did mention that they will have another watch on offer in the future.
Maybe this time, don't include any signatures and maybe, make a real watch?