Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Not sure if I want to receive this Honorary PhD

Found this NST advertorial from Lim Kit Siang's blog. I'll reproduce it below and let our readers judge for themselves. Whoever wrote this advertorial should be fired!

HONORARY DEGREE AWARD
7TH CONVOCATION CEREMONY UNIVERSITY TUN HUSSEIN ONN MALAYSIA
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.

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.

14 comments:

WY Kam 甘永元 said...

sorry, despite my best guesses over most of the basic grammatical mistakes, i couldn't understand why she deserves an honorary doctorate, apart from being a princess.

Wt F.?

Anonymous said...

Wah la la. Cannot even differriate gender of a person.....

AJ7 said...

I had a good laugh out of it...but am also appalled that such kind advertorial could get published...banyak shameful!

wei said...

as a reasonable person couldn't have made such ridiculous mistake, i guess it's probably an online-translator's job.

break my heart said...

i seems to have a headache after reading the abovementioned article.who in the world wrote it!?tangled here and there.the Uni should have pay for people who can write such advertorial profesionally yet still understandable.

Anonymous said...

Increasing number of companies in S'pore and overseas, are discounting Malaysian degrees.

I am aware of many being compensated a diploma salary instead. It seems the situation is getting worst.

So much for racial quotas, corruption, and total lack of meritocracy.

So don't be too impressed if those BN ministers, of dubious background, flaunt their "impressive" qualifications.

Either its given with ease by some sub-standard Malaysian Uni or bought from some diploma mills.

kopisoh said...

I am amazed by the gramatical and gender errors. I am confused - is this a man or a woman? What Uni is this? I would be very doubtful if this is a real Uni or a real PhD.

Anonymous said...

Ayo! Saya berasa amat malu dan hilang kemaluan apabila membaca bahasa rojak ini. Yang menulis ini harus di pancong kepala nya di hadapan khalayak ramai
Saya setuju si penulis ini bukan sahaja telah secara direct mengtranslasikan keratan dalam bahasa melayu ke inggeris tapi beliau juga saya rasa amat lemah dalam penguasaan bahasa inggeris.
Mungkin kah dia gagal untuk lulus bahasa inggeris semasa upsr?

Anonymous said...

I hope we can get back the time when English is the instructional media for teaching and learning.

Anonymous said...

I only have this to say:

"People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."

And I'm referring to both the posters here and in LKS's blog.

Seng said...

Anonymous of 10:25 AM says "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones".

I kindly disagree. If errors are not pointed out, how will they learn?

To me, it is perfectly fine for LKS to point out this issue and to express his honest views, as he sees it.

And I have no problems if other bloggers were to do the same where LKS or his blog is the topic.

If we don't apply critical thinking and logical reasoning with the view of improvement, how can we learn?

Anonymous said...

ok, I am laughing too.

Even my pupils in Std 4 know that the verb after "to" must be in its original form. It's called a gerund!!!

Send this writer to my class!!!

One more. ".......has born.....". Dead meat! Now, where is the cane?

Sleepless in KL said...

I think throwing stones is a much easier punishment. This is a university for goodness' sake and they are not and should not be allowed to make such a fundamental mistake like this. What do you think will be the feelings of the students who are studying (even those who graduated) in this university if they read about the this? They should fire those people who are responsible for the university to redeem its credibility (if there's even anything left of it)

Anonymous said...

Universii Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia will be in the top 100 uni list in 100 years....what a bunch of morons.