The Boikot PLAZA LOW YATT group just made a fool of themselves. They just claimed that the Plaza Low Yat management ordered the mall closed on the 16th of September, due to the Red Shirt Rally. They even posted a photo of the circular as evidence, and asked their fans to make it viral!
Unfortunately for them, that claim was based on their poor understanding of the English language. So now they look like idiots for thinking that “working closely” meant “kerja tutup” – literally “work closed“. Take a look for yourself!
Boikot Plaza Low Yatt’s Claim
For a group whose sole intent is to get people to boycott Plaza Low Yat, they have a surprising inability to spell the name properly. They keep calling it Plaza Low Yatt (with an extra t), or just one word – Lowyatt (also with an extra t). With that in mind, take a look at their claim :
Here is the English translation :
What Did The Circular Actually Say?
For those who cannot read the small text in the picture, here is the text (the underlines are our own) :
So you see – Plaza Low Yat remains open during the Red Shirt Rally.
How Did They Get It So Wrong?
Reading through the entire text, there can only be one possibility for their misunderstanding. They likely translated the phrase “working closely” as “kerja tutup“, literally “work closed“.
Nothing else in the text of the circular could possibly have been translated to insinuate that the Management of Plaza Low Yat intends to shut the mall during the Red Shirt Rally.
This is an epic and very sad demonstration of why we really need to improve the standard of the English language here in Malaysia.
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