There are no current agreements or plans to build a Malaysia Disneyland, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Yesterday’s statements by the Melaka State Heritage and Culture Committee Chairman Datuk Muhammad Jailani Khamis were an outright lie, or at best an aspirational goal that whatever theme park he planned to build in the state would be Disney-standard at best.
In a video of his talk uploaded by Melaka TV, he directly refers to the project as Disneyland in Malaysia to diversify tourist attractions in the state.
“Disneyland has been in the planning, and we are looking into the possibility of it being in the district of Jasin. We cannot reveal the exact location just yet, but the size of the project, the theme park is expected to be between 150 and 200 acres (6.7 to 80.9ha)”, he said at an Memorandum of Understanding signing yesterday.
However, our own sources have clarified that no such projects are currently underway, with the story also being corroborated by CNN’s Heather Chen and GeekCulture.
In hindsight, it makes sense that the Exco’s announcement would be blatantly false- the opening of a Disneyland in the ASEAN region is huge news, and would have likely had a huge event rather than be mentioned at the signing of a different project.
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