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 :
Lowyatt mengarahkan plaza lowyatt ditutup pada 16hb september????!!!
apa lagi, kasi viral!!! Tq kpd ahli kita yang mengirimkan gambar ini!!!
Here is the English translation :
Lowyatt ordered plaza lowyatt to be closed on the 16th of September????!!!
What else (to do?), let’s make it viral!!! Thank you to our member who sent us this picture!!!
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) :
Circular To All Plaza Low Yat Tenants
RE : MALL BUSINESS HOURS TO REMAIN ON 16TH SEPTEMBER 2015
We refer to the matter above.
Regardless to the news of a rally by the “Anti-Bersih” group, or the “Red-Shirts”, congregating at certain parts of Kuala Lumpur; our mall shall operate as usual and to remain at 10am-10 pm on Wednesday, 16th September 2015.
The Management of Plaza Low Yat is working closely with the police and at the same time, we have engaged additional security personnel in the forecase of the upcoming rally.
Should you have further enquiries, please feel free hesitate to contact the Mall Management Center at (603) 2148 3651 / 3724 / 5141 or the respective Management On-Duty as shown below:
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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