Plain water and empty vessels: Auto-translation of Health Ministry Facebook post goes viral

PETALING JAYA: A Facebook post by the Health Ministry that was awkwardly auto-translated from Bahasa Malaysia to English made its rounds on social media recently.

The post on Monday (Jan 3) was to encourage the public to consume enough plain water as a New Year’s resolution, with the English text calling it “empty water” as a literal translation of “air kosong”.

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