Monday, September 8, 2008

Monday Laugh...

I read this in Knights Templar website and I guess its too good to not "duplicate" it here for my record and for common laughs. Apparently it was printed in NST and somehow NST discovered their boo boo and I also believed that NST would have apologized for letting this piece of article written in "wonderful Queen's English" through.

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

I hope we can all understand the English in the Advertorial. I sincerely believed it was written with all the good intention with real choice words and with the English of the "highest" quality, I find great trouble understanding it.. especially the gender of Y.A.M Raja Zarith Sofiah. I am still confused.... But the rest of the article I think I got through with the help of "Dummy for English - UiTM version".

Thanks for the Monday laughter.

8 comments:

cleffairy said...

o.O the Yang Amat mulia is a male or female, huh? I need to read it twice only i found out that they are actually referring to a girl. :-S Aiyo, you NST people, please go learn some engurish lah!

Malaysian Joe said...

I thought she was a poofster.. after going to girl's school and girl guide... the article refer to "his father" which got me confused...

Malaysian Joe said...

evolution maybe?

fergie said...

Hi Clef & Kevin .. Oi .. does NST not have an editor who vets and edits before printing? (maybe not supposed to change the wordings of an ad?). Not to be laughed at tho .. I feel sorry for the person who drafted the ad. That's a perfect example of the standard of education in Malaysia. No wonder all the "elite" are sending their kids abroad for further studies .. gotta have the dough tho :)

cleffairy said...

Hmm...good morning Fergie... eh? Almost noon liao. LOL... i dunno what to make of this thing. I wonder whose fault is that. NST? Or the person who drafted the ad? If it's the person who drafted the ad, why NST din bother to correct it in the first place? Itulah, malas sangat. See, now what happened?

Malaysian Joe said...

Fergie, I think sometimes its good to reflect to see how far down we have gone in terms of english language. The advertorial is like.. come on... isnt there another in the entire team that has better english than the bloke that wrote the write-up?

On the other hand, NST rushed the thinggy in without being proof read, I guess it made both the writer and NST look... stupid.

cleffairy said...

Not stupid...but VERY STUPID. LOL...okay, I'll shut up and laugh elsewhere. Haha.

Malaysian Joe said...

Dont shut up! keep laffing!!!