Skip to content

Malaysia Mistake – DBKL issues reminder after Chinese billboard goes up by mistake

FMT Reporters FreeMalaysia Today Sun, September 6, 2020

An advertisement in Chinese was mistakenly displayed on a billboard in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. (DBKL Facebook)

PETALING JAYA: An advertising billboard in Chinese that was put up in error near Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur has prompted the authorities to issue reminders about the use of Bahasa Malaysia as the main language to be used.

Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa said on Twitter that advertisements must use the national language as the primary language, with other language text used in a small size.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) also said that all billboards in the capital must be vetted by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka for correct usage of Bahasa Malaysia.

On the Chinese-language billboard, DBKL said Dewan Bahasa had approved an advertisement with Bahasa Malaysia as the main language accompanied by other languages.

Powered by Streamlyn

The empty billboard hoarding after the advertisement was removed. (DBKL Facebook)

“However, when the billboard was installed on the site, there was a non-compliance with the approval given, when the accompanying languages had become the main expression. Realising a mistake had been made, the relevant party had uninstalled the said billboard,” according to the DBKL statement today.

DBKL also posted images of the offending advertisement as well as the billboard after it was taken down.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2020/09/06/dbkl-issues-reminder-after-chinese-billboard-goes-up-by-mistake/?utm_source=FMT+Media+Sdn.+Bhd.&utm_campaign=8be2173de5-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dfafd0994c-8be2173de5-232224097

FreeMalaysia Today Sun, September 6, 2020

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: