Gibberish Tamil on calendar draws flak


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 18 Jan 2020

Compiled by TAN SIN CHOW, CHEONG JIN WEI and R. ARAVINTHAN

INDIAN residents in Bagan Datuk, Perak, are upset with the incorrect use of Tamil on a calendar given out by an ambulance service organisation, Makkal Osai reported.

Several residents said the St John Ambulance of Malaysia’s southern branch based in Teluk Intan recently distributed calendars in Bagan Datuk.

The calendars were distributed to restaurants and shops and were initially welcomed as they included information in Tamil. However, on closer inspection, the text contained numerous mistakes, with some parts appearing to be gibberish.

The residents said the mistakes could have been avoided by asking any Tamil school teacher to proofread the text before printing.

> While thousands of young men and specially bred bulls took part in the traditional jallikattu games in Tamil Nadu, India, a group of women held a jallikattu competition of their own, the same daily reported.The game, also known as manjuvirattu, sees young men wrestling the bulls with their bare hands.

Following controversy regarding the welfare of bulls, this year’s game was held under the watchful eyes of a retired judge and his team.

The team was there to ensure participants, including bull owners, followed rules which were introduced to safeguard animal welfare.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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