How much has the standard of our civil service deteriorated can be seen from this picture in Sinchew (click here) .
Another picture from Merdeka review:
In the official welcoming ceremony for visiting Chinese Prime Minister Wen, there was a backdrop with certain Chinese words which were grammatically wrong. One CHinese official was quoted that he could not understand what meaning that phrase was trying to convey. Apparently, it was translated using google translator.
At the same time, a wrong picture was used instead of the historic picture showing our 2nd PM the late Tun Razak shaking hand with Mao during Tun’s first visit to China. The picture that was displayed showed Tun Razak shaking hand with an official of China which not even the minister in attendance, Dr Koh T K-a Chinese Scholar- knew about, according to Sin Chew report.
This is really a disgrace to a country which has so many Chinese schools. Even a primary student would have written that phrase correctly.
I cannot understand how protocol officials do not even know how Mao Tse Tung looks like in photographs. Even though he is dead, any recent world history book or diplomatic handbook on china would have his photos.
This has confirmed what I have been harping all this time– that we have lost excellence in all fields, even in the Protocol Division of the PM department.
I really do not know where to hide my face!