Saturday, September 06, 2008

I'm shocked! I no spik ingrish!

I'm so shocked and ashamed of reading this...even though my English can be considered terrible and I no spik Ingrish! What a shame of University Tun Hussein Onn and The New Straits Times Malaysia...



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2008

"MASTERPIECE" ENGLISH from University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Posted by: thelittleone


NEW Straits Times published an advertorial entitled "Honorary Degree Award, 7th Convocation Ceremony University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah binti AlMarhum Sultan Idris Al-Mutawakil Alallahi Shah, D.K.II, S.P.M.J., S.P.C.M." in our Aug 23 issue. The advertorial contained gross factual and grammatical errors. The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad, as publisher and printer, hereby expresses deep regret for inadvertently printing the advertorial, which was unfit to be published. The advertorial was produced by University Tun Hussein Onn to announce the honorary degree award to Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah binti AlMarhum Sultan Idris Al-Mutawakil Alallahi Shah, D.K.II, S.P.M.J., S.P.C.M. by the university.


ADVERTORIAL
New Straits Times
23 August 2008, page 43

HONORARY DEGREE AWARD 7TH CONVOCATION CEREMONY UNIVERSITY TUN HUSSEIN ONN MALAYSIA TO YANG AMAT MULIA RAJA ZARITH SOFIAH BINTI ALMARHUMSULTAN IDRIS AL-MUTAWAKIL ALALLAHI SHAH D.K.II, S.P.M.J., S.P.C.M.

Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Al-Mutawakil Alallahi Shah has born on 14th of August 1959 in Hospital Batu Gajah, Perak. Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith is a third son to Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Sultan Perak Darul Ridzwan and Duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja Mazuwin binti almarhum Raja Arif Shah.

Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah get early education in Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Datin Khadijah Kuala Kangsar in the state his birthplace namely in Perak. After end of the education in primary school, Yang Amat Mulia continue the education to form one at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Raja Perempuan Kalsom Kuala Kangsar, Perak.

In the month of September 1972, Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah have set forth to England for further education in Chaltenham Ladies College, Gloucestershire to form six. Then, Yang Amat Mulia continue learning it in Davies College London in September 1977 and his following year in receive enter to Somerville College, London after having passed Oxford Entrance Examination.

After graduated at Oxford University with Bachelor of Art in June 1983 and follow the traditional University of Oxford, Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith will receive Master of Art after three years in 1986. Yang Amat Mulia also is a linguist follow several courses including language Mandarin at the tertiary level, French and Italy language.

As his father, Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah is a person that talented in picture arts. Refinement of soul, Yang Amat Mulia always watching natural beauty environment immortalize in the form photograph and painting to make look and reference. Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith performance become guide to deliver the message education to general public. Yang Amat Mulia concern on women and natural world and it custody aspect in become deep theme in painting.

Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah comply have interest profoundest field documentation. Apart from producing book, Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith doubled up guest writer in the The New Straits Times newspapers and in personal column it “Mind Matters” in The Star newspaper. Besides writing, Yang Amat Mulia comply active presenting a working paper at the conference national level and international.

Education from her father and mother over concern to the people, make Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah likes engaged in voluntary activities about as Deputy President of Majlis Wanita Johor (ROSE), Chief of Persatuan Pandu Puteri Malaysia Johor branch, Chairman of Nationalistic Community Service Red Crescent Malaysia, Patron of Spastic Children School in Johor Bahru, Patron Rotary Club of Tebrau Foundation, Advisor of Traditional Arts School International in London and become Pro Chancellor University Technology Malaysia (UTM) and becomen Royal Felllow Faculty of Language and Linguistic University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

As the appreciation towards her contributions of ideas and efforts in the development of education in Malaysia, Chancellor of University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Duli Yang Amat Mulia Tunku lbrahim lsmail lbni Sultan lskandar, Tunku Mahkota Johor, has approbation to presented the awards to Yang Amat Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Al-Mutawakil Alallahi Shah the Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Education at 7th Convocation Ceremony of University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia in this year. Congratulation from us, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia members.

34 comments:

Inah said...

ok..i know my english is bad..my now i know there's someone worst than me :)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! inah...hahahahahaa...i think you are much better than NST and UTHO...me kenot spik engrish...hehehehhee...

wahaza extra said...

This is the problem with Advertorial, it's a paid ads in form of editorial. The editor will have no clues what the ads department puts coz normally ads will come out only 2 days before it's published and send in film shape by the media buyers.

And ads normally type/wrote/design by graphics designer who commonly not capable to understand what is glaring grammar mistakes like this.

Pity.

[danial][ma] said...

hej! wahaza...yeah, what a pity and the UTHO should hire a copywriter to do that and NST too should do a proof read...

wahaza extra said...

Danial, they will wait foreverlah to get a copywriter in PR & Marketing Department; won't happend sure in Malaysian company or GLC.

[danial][ma] said...

hej! wahaza...hahahahahaa...they should use Manglish instead of English...:-)

savante said...

Good God. What kinda lousy university is this? Not really all that surprised though - the standard of English has been on a freefall lately.

[danial][ma] said...

hej! savante...it's really a worrisome...

Legolas said...

I think the whole thing was translated using a web translator. It does sound like that.

Nishiki said...

My English is far from being immaculate, but this piece of advertorial is really horrendous!

Kak Teh said...

danial ma - this piece has been the talk of blogospehere. I know the standard is bad but not this bad. And it is an insult, actually to Raja Zarith.

aireene said...

Perhaps this could be a utrning point for something better in future :)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! legolas...what a pity when solely depending on the translation software...the article should be checked thoroughly...

[danial][ma] said...

hej! nishiki...yeah, really bad piece of editorial...

[danial][ma] said...

hej! kak teh..i agreed with you...it's an insult to HRH Raja Zarith...i couldn't imagine if this piece of editorial read out during the ceremony...

[danial][ma] said...

hej! aireene...hope so but i bet that nothing will happen...pity that the standard of english just gone bad to disastrous level...

Shah said...

For a so-called university to come up with language so atrocious is just plain unacceptable. Isn't there anyone in the whole establishment that can proof read the article before it was submitted to the publisher? If this is an example of the language used by the higher authorities there, I hate to even imagine what the level of English is like among the students.

[danial][ma] said...

hej! shah...yeah, what a gross mistake and i wonder too...maybe need a reform...

mama belian n cengal said...

hmmm... kesiannya
sure this was a direct translation from BM

[danial][ma] said...

hej! mama belian n cengal...might be but whosoever wrote (translated) this must be out of this world...

azizi said...

goshhhhhh! ...... speechless. do not tell me that such a masterpiece was fabricated by one of the officers there. Disgrace to the society.

Josh said...

I hate to say this, but I can spot some top management people and some senior lecturers of my institution are of THAT quality. Shameful? they're not, they're proud and got promoted instead. Geezzz.

[danial][ma] said...

hej! azizi...yeah, a disgrace to university fraternity...

[danial][ma] said...

hej! josh...i think UNISEL needs an English Awareness Week/Month/Year? Haiyah...when i speak2 english with UNISEL's pak guards, they just speak2 malay to me...hehehehehehe...

Lyna Wan said...

wow, a hot issue here.
I missed many of your posts.
Btw,thanks for the wishes =)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! lyna wan...you are welcomed, i know you must be very busy with all the preparation...

:: NbC :: said...

OMG, pity the princess..

blame the univ management, careless..

[danial][ma] said...

hej! pinky...unforgiven mistake...and this put the standard of english in higher learning in question...

Inah said...

update pls danial :)

where have u been? :)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! inah...M.I.A....ooopppssss...

Rush Murad said...

Goshhhh... gross!!!!! Somebody need to be kicked at the ass... very hard!

[danial][ma] said...

hej! rush murad...hahahaha...agreed with you...thanks for dropping by...;-)

Enche' Adykasyah said...

Hope I will not be one of those who are too Manglish/Singlish/Outoftheworldlish heheh..
I kanot spik inglish tu..

[danial][ma] said...

hej! enche' adykasyah...yeah, i am sure you are not the one of those you mentioned...hahahhaaa...so we are in the same boat...kennot spik inglish too...thanks for stopping by...

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