A real disgrace!

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!


66 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Phua Kai Lit
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 13:59:53

    Incompetence literally on display for the world to see.


  2. CYC
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 14:18:02

    Dr Hsu,

    The whole already seen the banner and laughed at us. It is widely circulating in Facebook etc.

    Sack the officer in charge of protocol. Sack the govt as well.


  3. klm
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 14:40:59

    I think this was done on purpose. To insult the Chinese.


  4. manaman
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 14:41:13

    Malaysia govt cannot even write a simple welcome poster (in Chinese) for Wen Jia Bao, Malaysia govt insulted all 6 million Malaysian Chinese? Is this done on purpose? Well, the shame is on Malaysia govt !

    If China’s businessmen don’t invest in Malaysia, don’t blame them, they would think Malaysians knowledge of Chinese language is too, very low, probably among the worst in ASEAN !


  5. Dr Hsu
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 14:45:43

    I do not discount someone is trying to sabotage the PM.. He is trying to use the Chinese card before a GE, to try to win Chinese votes. But when this happens, all his efforts will be wasted..


  6. monsterball
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 15:09:31

    No one is trying to sabotage the PM.
    PM is for show and an idiot.
    He relies on everything others tell him and his mind is somewhere else.
    This most embarrassing mistake was pointed out…to him.
    PM knows Malays could not care less and he is not embarrassed.


  7. A Single Vote
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 15:17:03

    Indeed a national disgrace.

    The lack of a sense of pride in one’s work, the Malaysian tidak apa work attitude for all the world to see. Just imagine our friends across the causeway sniggering away politely or some slapping their knees while laughing like our very own hyena in the Home ministry.

    They can’t read and yet did’nt take the trouble to find some one who can at least give it a once-over. And stupid enough not to be able to pick the correct picture. There’s no pride in their work!!!

    And Dr Hsu, you are so kind, to cushion the blow by suggesting sabotage. But really, the actions/ behaviour/work attitude of subordinates tell the kind of chief he is.

    But then again, one may be too busy to look at all these trivialities, especially if one has to plan how to take advantage of this visit to channel further billions into one’s pockets.

    Watch out for more multi-billion MOU’s.


  8. Dr Hsu
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 15:25:19

    The person who is really embarrassed is the Minister-in-attendance, who was assigned to accompany Chinese VVIPs because of his knowledge of Chinese and his command of Chinese language.


  9. Phua Kai Lit
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 15:50:58

    Dear Dr Hsu and blog readers

    This is a most interesting and sophisticated analysis:



  10. Phua Kai Lit
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 15:56:42

  11. klm
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 16:09:02

    Is Koh Tsu Koon sleeping on the job or did he do this purposely? You know him better. Any idea? Dr. Hsu.


  12. Dr Hsu
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 16:29:15

    He is a person who will take care of all the nitty gritty things. He normally is very hand-on, and look into the details. He will go through his press releases and make corrections even if it is well written..

    I don’t know how this slip can occur.. I pity the officer who did this, This is not a forgiving person.


  13. klm
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 16:43:25

    Any way the officer who did this do not deserve to live. There is nothing to pity.


  14. klm
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 16:44:31

    Koh Tsu Koon deserves to be hang for this mistake


  15. disgusted
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 16:51:29

    The mistakes is to show the BN has “transformed” from best to worse and second, to prove to you all that the KPI is really, “Kopi-O” index.


  16. manaman
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 17:33:00

    They would say never mind loh, this is Malaysian style Chinese language,
    Chinese outside Malaysia must learn this new style in order to live in Malaysia, since you Chinese claimed to be so adaptable !!


  17. DG
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 19:04:31

    Have you ever seen notices written by big corporations eg. banks. They don’t even have qualified people to vet these notices before they pin them up for the public to read. So it’s not surprising.


  18. monsterball
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 04:19:17

    Now we know who Koh Tsu Koon is.
    He was CM of Penang for 18 years for show only and a running dog for UMNO B commanded by Mahathir.
    So was Najib.
    Both are good for nothing….but one is PM now the other stays as running dog..for that is the job he proved to be good at….carrying UMNO B balls.
    This time..he ran into trouble and exposed himself not to be depended upon by Najib.
    But Najib is also not a real leader…nor have full power.
    Will Koh dare to resign for such am embarrassing mistake?
    Never…he loves his job too much …doing nothing.
    Will Najib dare to criticize Koh?
    Never….he needs him.
    Something better than nothing…and without Koh..Najib have no Gerakan in his so call BN ….that will weaken his show to fool Malaysians.


  19. monsterball
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 04:47:38

    And Najib said he has apologized to Chinese Premier and apology accepted.
    Sure accepted. You expect Chinese Premier say…”hi Najib…you are good for nothing la”
    KTK is protected for the coming BN general election. No Koh…no Gerakan in BN.
    Looks bad for Najib’s “People’s PM” No matter what…Koh will be praised.
    The important thing is whether Koh have the guts to stand for election against Lim Guan Eng…like Lim Kit Siang stood against his predecessor and won.


  20. KeyStone
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 05:16:32

    Let us have some empathy. The PM already said the government will investigate. In the mean time, we Malaysian got be thick skin a bit or shameless a bit. We are already famous for many strange incidents, one more does not matter. Soon, people will not laugh at us anymore because it becomes a norm over time and expectation on us Malaysian be lowered. We are Malaysian, boom or bust, we remain as Malaysian, these are the elements of our identity. I love my country.


  21. chabalang
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 08:25:29

    Looks like Najib is not only facing problem within UMNO (with No.2 and Utusan openly undermining his 1M…) but also plenty of saboteurs within the civil service including his PMO. The mistakes are just too obvious…


  22. Dr Hsu
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 11:50:24

    who can tell me the identity of the person shaking hands with tun razak in the background of the second picture in this post? I think he was Chen Yi, one of the ten marshalls who became the foreign minister and vice premier. But please correct me if i am wrong.


  23. monsterball
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 12:07:39

    It looks like him….I feel it is him….I think it is him..but it may not be him.
    Correct …correct ….correct?
    All I know….Najib have proven himself…a lousy leader..adding to his strings of bad bad reputations that smell worst than a fut from eating patai.


  24. pilocarpine
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 13:36:16

    this blunder is truly a ‘national treasure’.


  25. klm
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 15:55:46

    Keystone. It is people like you who get this country where it is by tolerating all the stupid things done by this govt. The more you tolerate the more backward we become. I hope you do realise this.


  26. monsterball
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 18:27:21

    klm is correct. Keep it up.
    Some need to be taught .


  27. monsterball
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 20:02:22

    I just cannot keep laughing at Najib’s way of talking…exposing him..one screw loose at times.
    He asked PAS to leave PR and join UMNO B…as only DAP benefits from the team.
    It means UMNO-PAS party?
    What about MCA…MIC Gerakan?
    Since they did not benefit joining BN..the 3 parties should pull out..correct?
    See he knows how to advise PAS how to be stronger….yet the failures of those 3 parties in BN are clearly due to supporting race politics and play second fiddles to UMNO B…and that’s OK?
    What Najib mean is that PAS should join UMNO B to strengthen race and religion politics…to convert all Muslims..to be racists and fanatics.
    Najib totally ignore PAS consider UMNO B a disgrace to Muslims and the Islamic religion.
    Najib is desperate and talking cock and bull..to PAS…with Toko Nik Aziz..hates him so much….yet he feel no shame whatsoever.
    I guess…he is actually hinting the racists members of PAS to join UMNO B ..which sounds more logical.
    But these racists hate crooks.. robbers and hypocrites.
    So they stay put in PAS…..to be at least..sincere and truthful Muslims.
    I guess keDAILan Muslims are gone case…no cure…sure to go to hell with Anwar?…and where do you think Mahathir and Najib going to?
    To paradise and be rewarded with 70 virgins each?
    Mahathir can pass all his 70 to Najib.
    The more the merrier for this playboy.


  28. monsterball
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 20:20:16

    Immediately PAS leaders responded…to Najib…saying…NO THANKS!
    Nik who have live and seen it all said this is an old story repeated again and again….ignoring to say more…waste of his precious time.
    All concluded..Najib is a desperate man..to fortify his race and religion politics.
    PAS says…even if UMNO B wins the 13th GE..they will fight on…as a team with PR.
    Fight who? Fight what?
    Fight the devilish corrupted UMNO B party la.


  29. monsterball
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 20:35:55

    CSL said MCA loose like 12th GE at the coming 13the GE…will refuse all Govt posts.
    Why wait 13th GE? Resign from all Govt posts and stop shaming Chinese.
    Then Najib said…same thing…vote for MCA or else no Chinese in Govt.
    He may as well say..vote for Chinese or else all Chinese houses will have dry taps..no water to drink.
    That way…the threat is more realistic.
    The more threats ..the better.
    Bring all in.


  30. monsterball
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 20:42:59

    Sex shows….to bring down Anwar.
    Treat PAS like a child.
    Threatening Chinese.
    13th GE must be announced…unless Najib have more ideas how tom win more votes…asking all UMNO B kingpins…be patient with him.
    Meanwhile Anwar is playing with his slim figure to eat more and have a big belly.


  31. beh tahan
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 21:18:06

    Race and religion was a bygone era.NEP has to go sooner or later or else bolehland will be doomed..the premier knows it very well but rather chose self-interest than for the sake of this nation.He will be the next cursed one after the most sickening father of all racist,Mamak aka Dr Spin.Before the tragedy(bankruptcy) happened,lets vote BN out to save bolehland.


  32. monsterball
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 21:58:14

    It is all up to young voters to chart their future.
    I talk as if I am so desperate to save bodohland for my own benefits.
    What do an old man like me cares who is the PM …especially when I have never depended for Govt. at all.
    I pay all sorts of taxes and that is one of the reasons why I keep talking change of government..as my hard earned money paid partly to taxes are all used up to maintain salaries and running of the country affairs…while hundreds of billions earned through exporting out natural resources…all the money…spent away…going round and round..that all educated Malaysians know..are crooks stealing from Malaysians…WITHOUT stealing…but money lost in the woods..here there everywhere all over the world….and like magic..comer back to make few UMNO B crooks filthy rich…and the chosen few…become billionaires..buying up banks…big old International companies.
    Yes……I am trying very hard to open Malaysian s minds and eyes to vote for change for their benefits …to get rid of massive corruptions and be divided.
    That weakens the country and Malaysians….if they understand it…weakens all young Malaysians.
    Youngsters do not know how we old folks struggle to survived without loosing our dignity to beg for help from UMNO B at all.
    They vote for Najib….then be prepared to lick his balls to survive.
    Thousands do that….and almost all are UMNO B members.
    MCA…MIC and Gerakan??
    Why those are minorities that are showing young voters how to survive licking Najib balls.
    Want to learn their art to succeed?
    Go ahead….and pray to all the Gods…you are also chosen to be the lucky few to be millionaires without working.


  33. bow
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 23:54:15

    Another diplomatic fallout from ‘bodohland’ . lol!!


  34. bow
    May 01, 2011 @ 00:03:51

    Another example of Malaysian’s master race intellectual superiority in foreign language. I am sure the direct Google translation seem simple enough for najib to understand, it may not mean to be there for the Chinese Premier to read. lol!


  35. bbc
    May 01, 2011 @ 01:27:08

    well done spineless headless chicken Koh. which bag will you carry next?


  36. monsterball
    May 01, 2011 @ 09:16:59

    WOW “bow” my friend is here!
    Check out guys….his nick have many meanings.


  37. monsterball
    May 01, 2011 @ 10:31:52

    yep….bbc is right…spineless headless chicken Koh is.
    He is history and useless.
    It will be recorded in history..KTK have no guts to pull out from BN and killed the party.
    He is such a balls carrier of Mahathir for 18 years and on going towards Najib to sort of think Gerakan can rise up that way…carrying UMNO B balls…exactly like MCA.
    Gerakan was supposed to be opposite of MCA….but it turns out to be bigger balls carrier to UMNO B under KTK.
    The competition …who is better balls carrier earned KTK the winning prize…and that is not a prize to success.
    It is the prize to be buried alive first… in BN….while MIC and MCA are still catching on the balls…hoping for a miracle.
    Whatever the outcome on 13th GE is…it will be UMNO B against PR…not BN against PR.
    Do not one moment be fooled by Najib.
    UMNO B intends to buy up the whole country and rule forever and no matter what minorities may think how lucky to be in the good book of UMNO B…..slaves we all are…including Muslims…..as gangsters…robbers and thieves… rule with an iron fist.
    Outwardly….you see these people smile..love babies.. .children…but inwardly…they can be very cruel.
    However in Malaysia…the smarter ones frighten the crooks…to take one step further.
    So dirty politics in the name of the game today…to try to fool as many voters as they can.
    As you can see..13th GE is still floating in the air…even after so call great result for BN in Sarawak.
    If Najib have a chance to declare Emergency Rule…he will do it by creating all sorts of race issues. It is still subtle and useless methods…for he knows not all Police and Military personnel with support his dirty game to destroy unity.


  38. BigC
    May 01, 2011 @ 12:47:12

    Hai bbc,i’m just wondering to myself that;do these spineless KTK or any GERAKAN n MCA fellows got scolding or told off by somebody(strangers) when they are out in the public area like dining,shopping or whatever activity they are in.I just can’t imagine how they face the public when i think that they should know what they’e doing is not right,deceitful and damaging to the nation.


  39. BigC
    May 01, 2011 @ 12:51:34

    P/S The reason i asked is cause i’ve never been around them to see what people’ reaction to them.


  40. manaman
    May 01, 2011 @ 15:30:37

    Will they say, they modified the Chinese language to suit Malaysia style, so that it is easier for the ‘supreme’ race to learn.
    Come on, you Chinese are so adaptable, so what’s wrong that you Chinese adapt to our ‘supreme’ Malaysia Chinese grammar style !! Indeed, you Chinese should thank us for making your language easier to be understood by a ‘supreme’ race !


  41. A true Malaysian
    May 01, 2011 @ 18:29:34

    Hi all,

    Please spend some time watching this Part 8 of 9 parts video. It is a ‘must watch’ part even if you have no time to watch the rest.


  42. BigC
    May 02, 2011 @ 00:56:32

    Dr Hsu,we’re expecting your next insightful piece of article.Thank you.


  43. bbc
    May 02, 2011 @ 01:06:30

    big c,

    this type of headless chicken has face of an onion. you know what I mean. they are beyond shame.
    my dear Lim, the ex-CM of Penang must be rolling in his grave.


  44. monsterball
    May 02, 2011 @ 01:09:02

    Najib is the first PM to swear at a mosque for human crimes and punishments…involving Allah to be crime buster.
    Now Eskay did the same thing.
    Best of all…the biggest liar…our ex PM supports the swearing in mosque.
    Like one said….politics is so so dirty in Malaysia..since Najib took over.
    Murderers ..thieves …con men …have no guilty conscience.
    If they have…it is the end of their lives.


  45. BigC
    May 02, 2011 @ 01:13:42

    bbc,I guess so but i don’t know much about the ex-CM.Thanks.


  46. monsterball
    May 02, 2011 @ 01:14:27

    There you are BigC…bbc responded to your call for friendship.


  47. monsterball
    May 02, 2011 @ 01:20:47

    BigC..the late Lim Chong Eu was CM of Penang.
    He was the one that got the Penang Bridge built.
    bbc respect him alot..and so do millions of Malaysians.


  48. BigC
    May 02, 2011 @ 01:26:42

    Ya thanks guys.monsterball,you ‘re blogging which sites now?I went thru some you recomended n gosh just like the lion’s den.One has to be prepared to be in the ring.Smell full of wild creatures inside.


  49. BigC
    May 02, 2011 @ 01:31:40

    Was Gerakan part of BN that time?


  50. monsterball
    May 02, 2011 @ 01:42:21

    Doc Hsu can answer you that better than all here.


  51. bow
    May 02, 2011 @ 07:59:41

    Monsterball i hope you are having a good laugh at the displayed words, i just can’t stop laughing. May be the sentences are the result of direct Google translation from Bahasa Malaysia, it is an easy way to translate government documents into foreign language. Malaysia is surely a ‘boleh’ land.


  52. monsterball
    May 02, 2011 @ 10:29:12

    bow!!!……Nice to see you back again.
    Stick around. .you will enjoy it.,
    I do not read and write Manadrin well…..but do speak it well enough for Chinese in China for whatever I want…for a nice tour.
    There are so any things to laugh at those idiots……be it politics or management. You can get some road signs…you read and you will laugh too.
    Our country is governed by corrupted idiots …dressed up with false titles to show off….as you know very well.


  53. Bow
    May 03, 2011 @ 00:07:17

    Mr Monster, it is always good to have you around in the blog sphere, we get to learn a bit from you every time.

    The translated manderin is poor on grammar, other than that, it is understandable. For the Chinese minister who used to write and read official and grammatically correct Chinese language, he may have a hard time comprehending the message Malaysian government trying to convey. It is like saying” I am with you ” becoming ” You i am with” . lol!


  54. monsterball
    May 03, 2011 @ 03:02:09

    “Bow” addressed me.. Mr.Monster
    “bow” called me Monterball
    Bow without the arrows….is incomplete.
    Bow to the Queen by Kate was nice to see,
    Bow of the ship is nice spot to be…watching the ship sail by.


  55. monsterball
    May 03, 2011 @ 03:51:37

    “bow” also call me….”Monster-ball”…which is the correct way…like “Spider-man” …..not Spiderman…but in bodohland….my good English ..watching out..no grammer and no
    spelling mistakes….all gone..receiving worst English wriiten or spoken English from Govt. officials.
    They even insist I write in Bahasa. No choice…got to employ a Secretary to do that….but when they are in Rome…I wonder what common language will they talk and correspond from?
    I guess…..Japanese “Tora Tora Tora” means hentam hentam hentam?
    And in court…”I put it to you…is….” Saya tarok ku”??


  56. monsterball
    May 03, 2011 @ 12:25:36

    hi guys…if anyone of you receive a letter from Income tax….giving you notice to pay up whatever is written…..whethwer they are right or wrong….not important.
    Just pay up…and argue later..or be prepared you cannot travel out of the country…where it is also recorded in the Imigration Dept.
    I say our auto pilot government is working hard excellently.
    I got my notice for back income taxes short paid…way back 20 years to date!!
    Cannot argue…..must pay.
    But many UMNO B multi millionaires need not pay any taxes…and that is a fact too.
    Government employess are doing their job …….but Finance Minister…Home Minister….have final say.
    WHO ARE THEY????
    PS:…I need to budget….rebudget ..cut here ..cut there spendings..to make ends meet.
    Even visiting a doctor .. I must think twice. Not like before….frequent visits to check thing up for an old man like me….cannot afford anymore.
    It is either keep smoking cigars or live dangerously.
    I choose keep smoking cigars and live happy happy……..hahahahahahaha


  57. beh tahan
    May 03, 2011 @ 19:45:08

    Pundit said “pay one or two installment,bodohland mudah lupa.”Did that two years ago.


  58. BigC
    May 03, 2011 @ 22:48:30

    monsterball,how old are you?What necessitated you to see doctor that frequent?I hope and pray you’re fine.I am sorry to hear about the income tax notice which i have no much clue on.iI hope things will turn out well for you.


  59. monsterball
    May 04, 2011 @ 14:23:48

    BigC…How old are you ?
    I am 71 years old!
    Many thanks for your concern.
    Nothing to worry about. It is part of life.
    The only sickening matter is the Income Tax. I have always paid punctually and out come a bundle I have not paid..way back 18 years ..
    Just settle everything today. I hope the money collected is well spent…by the Govt. It seems billions of taxes not collected..and mine is just a teeny weeny small amout.
    You see..when Income Tax says one owes them money..don’t argue..just pay. All you can do is perhaps negoitate to pay by installments and cut down the amount…if that officer have the power to help one.
    Anyway….no more tax problems for me..as I hate owing anyone at my age.


  60. BigC
    May 04, 2011 @ 20:18:43

    I am 26.Wow,i am impressed by the age of 71 you are hands-on with computer.Shame on me to compare with.Maybe i am a bit slow learner.Glad to know that you are alright.You must have brought 5 to 6 fulled bags of cash to pay at income tax office together with your bodyguards…i supposed.?Anyway,at this moment i don’t have to pay mine yet.Soon and with your permission,i will seek your advise on how to elude paying income tax through your experience.Take it easy ya.


  61. BigC
    May 04, 2011 @ 20:22:54

    How old is Big Big?


  62. monsterball
    May 04, 2011 @ 21:11:49

    BigC…if I change all the cash into coins…maybe 2 or 3 bags full…depening how large are the bags.
    No no no…the amount is certainly big for me..but like I said..to millionaires..a drop of water in the ocean for them.
    I wonder how much UMNO B multi millioairw living in huge bangalows and own few brand new top range of Merz or BMW cars pay taxes…..especially those Police Officers that certainly are living far far beyond their means based on the salaries they draw.
    But then…many can say…they made millions paying shares….and it seems only UMNO B members are great in playing shares..all become millionaires…while other Malaysians are idiots…where 1000 play shars…maybe…10 become millionaires….but UMNO B guys…1000 play…1000 become millionaires.


  63. BigC
    May 05, 2011 @ 00:25:48

    What is the independent “free” bank?


  64. monsterball
    May 05, 2011 @ 17:30:39

    Banks that are not controlled or owned by UMNO B direct or indirectly..such as HongKong & Shanghai Bank..Overseas Chinese Bank…Bank of America…Bangkok Bank…Bank of China..to name a few.


  65. monsterball
    May 05, 2011 @ 17:39:45

    Those are for big Malaysian business people.
    You and I….go look for one local bank that have no UMNO B shareholders..like EON…Public Bank…is good enough…to opem a account to save for old age.
    The worst come to the worst…dig a big hole…cement it …lined up the whole with stainless steel sheet….this become a safe…and disguise that hole with decorated tiles and only you know how to lift the disguised tiles up and walla…your life long savings and treasure…not even a thief knows.
    But one did that…and all paper money eaten up by termites.
    He hanged himself smiling………hahahahahahaha


  66. BigC
    May 05, 2011 @ 19:45:05

    Sometimes we joke among my friends that bank is loosing profit generating our transactions-due to electricity consumption n ATM’mantenance- because before month-end there isn’t much of our money left for the bank to invest.Hahaha


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