Posts Tagged ‘English’

*Sigh* ….. the worst has happened. Against the will of Tun Dr Mahathir, and legions of parents around Malaysia, the stupid Muyiddin has announced that Science and Math be taught back in Malay. This is a 180 degree turn back towards the prehistoric era. The Malaysian education system is going the way of the dodo. […]

English – Malay Translation Horror

Posted: 9th July 2009 by Jacky Yong in Current Affairs
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I am sure you have read this already through some forwarded mails before. This is really classic! Just a case in point for how absurd a direct translation from a decent terms in English can go haywire in Malay: Hardware: barang keras Software: barang lembut Joystick: batang ria Plug and Play: cucuk dan main Port: […]

Please don’t forsake English

Posted: 10th June 2009 by Jacky Yong in Current Affairs
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Lots has been said about the language and its uses in Malaysia. The latest development saw our former Prime Minister to urge the government not to forsake the future of our children by denouncing the importance of English. I am totally aghast at the action of some parties who chose to childishly ignore the use […]