Dr M's RM12 sandals go viral, Bata cashes in

Awaina Arbee and Mohd Nasaruddin Parzi

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made a fashion statement when he was seen with his Bata Malaysia’s Mule Design sandals recently. Seen as part of his frugality, Dr Mahathir and the RM11.99 sandals were first noticed on @azranshah’s Instagram. Bata Malaysia, then, swiftly took to its Facebook to promote the sandals. “Ramadan 2018 hottest selling accessory, as worn by Tun M! Check it out at your nearest Bata outlets or our online store at here,” it said, linking its official website to the post.

The Bata Malaysia’s Mule Design sandals has gone viral. Pic source: Facebook/BataHome

At the time of writing, the post had 6,800 reactions garnering 1,900 comments and 4,400 shares. Following the post, Facebook user Roystance Asit even said that he would use the sandals. “My grandpa did almost everything wearing this sandal. It is almost indestructible. “I think I will be switching from my Adidas sandal to this. Thank you, Bata, for inspiring me,” he said. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd