Saturday, June 12, 2010

Who Says I No Spik Inglish?

Hantu Laut

Remember the Utusan Malaysia reporter who thought 'ultra vires' means to insult..... and to him Karpal Singh insulting the Sultan of Perak.

As a result of his poor English he has disseminated wrong message to the public and created chaos in the seditious case against DAP leader Karpal Singh.

Well, read the piece below from fugitive blogger Raja Petra on bad English and the 'bodoh sombong' culture among some Malaysians which in Malay would mean 'orang yang tidak mahu belajar dan tidak mahu diajar.

Worse, the smart-aleck or pretender of know-it-all refused to ask what they don't know.

In Sabah we have one word for it 'temberang'

The problem, however, they told me, is that I write in English while the readers who had made police reports against me do not understand English that well. So, because of their poor command of English, they have misunderstood what I had written and thought that I had insulted Islam.


Raja Petra Kamarudin

DAP chairman Karpal Singh was cleared of sedition today without his defence being called.

The Bukit Gelugor MP was charged with sedition last year for saying the Sultan of Perak could be taken to court over the removal of Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin as the mentri besar.

The High Court here found the prosecution had failed to prove it had a case against him.

In his decision today, judge Azman Abdullah noted that the news reporters, key witnesses and police involved did not understand English and the meaning of sedition. -- The Malaysian Insider

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eddy said...

Well, I honestly believed that Karpal Singh should not have been charged on such flimsy evidence in the first place. Anyway it will make the khalsa warrior choose his words carefully next time so it would not be interpreted differently.

I personally like his Anwar mesti bertaubat statement, that was straightforward and direct. Another one concerning PAS's intention to set up an Islamic State he said "Over my dead body".

Ya Bro, Karpal the fearless I hope he soldiers on, Malaysian politics and the legal world is not the same without him.

mohamed said...

When are we going to make the law written in Bahasa Kebangsaan?

I am sure same keturunan pendatang would find it not so easy to twist or manipulate the law if it is in BM.

With one stroke of a pen you can wipe off the smug from the faces of their faces.

Another thing, I have never appreciate Hudud laws. Come to think of it,why not? It could be fun. I love to see these misfits squirm .

Imagine cleaning this beautiful country from these smelly skunks.

SM said...

Brother HL,

Too bad not all your readers are not like Brother Eddy! As long as there are people like Mohamed
(10:22am), Malaysia will forever be lagging behind (or maybe even worse!).

Salak said...


If you listen to those so-called BN leaders, you'll hear them spekong Bahasa lintang pukang. Their England no need to elaborate lah!

I have a feeling Mamakfler cannot speak nor write Bahasa that well but he doesn't need to anyway. He's not Melayu anyhow. He has kadams to it for him.

Most of the Malay leaders when speaking off the cuff can't build anything beyond a simple sentence in Malay or English.

Is there any need to? When you can employ brute power why use any lingo when a fist will do?

Anonymous said...

Whats the big deal about not being able to speak England well?

If you are a Malaysian citizen and not able to speak Bahasa Melayu, then it would be shameful.

The Japanese, Russian, French and Koreans speaking lintang pukang England also, but they get by with thechnological advancement equally good.

Take a leaf from the Indons, Thais, Japanese. They have all public sinages in their native language given the due respect or prominence that the mother language deserves. Then in small translation in England or other languages.

MRSM Kalae Chepo 66/73