Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq recently released a media statement regarding the release of FAM players for the 2018 Asian Games.
While many have expressed their dissatisfaction over the points stated in the statement, others spent their time highlighting the grammatical errors in the sentences of the press release.
Local satirical site Tentera Troll Kebangsaan Malaysia (TTKM) has pinpointed out all of the grammatical errors and redundant sentences found in the statement, and they’ve also scored the press release 39 out of 100 percent for its poor writing.
“We give 39/100 for Syed Saddiq’s media statement. Try again next time. This is a statement from the minister, not an article for PMR (Lower Secondary Assessment),” said the Facebook page.
Though it was obvious that Syed Saddiq wasn’t the one who typed the statement but only provided the points, netizens questioned why the paper didn’t go through proper proofreading and editing before being released to the public.
“Are there no proofreaders or editors in the Ministry of Youth and Sports? The sentences are so confusing and difficult to understand,” a netizen commented. Meanwhile, the editor of TTKM concluded, “7 paragraphs can be shorten to 3 paragraphs!”
So what do you all think? Are the netizens too harsh on the writing?