Sunday, 31 October 2010

I defend Ng Yen Yen!!

" And here I am in my cheong-ju with matching handbag"
I am death warmed over by a killer flu but I just had to come out in defence of our cheh-cheh (big Sister) Minister of Tourism Ng Yen Yen (no need for all her other big titles since we are sistahs, hokay?).

There were some criticisms (from the opposition wouldn't you know it?) over some itty-bitty minor mistakes such as some spelling errors that the PRINTER MADE in the tourism brochures distributed fr May to Oct at our Pavillion at the Shanghai world expo

"I checked the final draft, there were no mistakes. The errors are by the printer in Shanghai."

The ministry had come under fire for distributing millions of brochures with spelling errors such as Taman Nerara (Taman Negara), ctry (city), nulticultural (multicultural), decelopment (development), beautuful (beautiful) and visitous (visitors)

She was not aware of the mistakes until two days ago when two MPs brought this up in the Dewan Rakyat.

"Yes, I agree it is a mistake.

"We will not hire the printer anymore," she said

As long as you know - I have nothing but the deepest respect for Yen2Cheh2, in my limited >20yrs experience - which invariably had something or other to do with the print media, I would just like to point out some little minor details which are:

1. No printer would touch / amend any word from a soft copy. At least not those I have dealt with from Malaysia, Singapore, Sydney, Africa, UK, Germany, California , Hong Kong, Shanghai & Beijing.

2. Prior to printing, a final draft copy must be emailed/presented to the client for a sign-off. Or there again, I could be real wrong.

3. It's called "REJECT" if there were bloopers made by the supplier. As the client, even if you had printed a million copies for me Mistah Printer, I would NEVER accept the finished product. Amend it or don't get paid

4. And really, if this printer can't correct his mistake & deliver, & even if I am out of time, Yen2Cheh2 should know that printing millions of colored copies is no longer limited to a special few printers with special equipment manned by rocket scientists to do the job

With the technology nowadays, even little old ladies can sit there to press a button & the printing will be done.

But like I say, I don't blame Yen2Cheh2.

Who on earth picking up those travel brochures is gonna pick up on those spelling mistakes? After all aren't 90% of the visitors Chinese? What do they know about the English language huh?

Ok. Be picky. Say it's 10% (10% of 700million is only 70 million) of them. WHO cares? After all our predominant richest visitors are from the Middle East. Now. If our Arabic travel brochures were to contain bloopers, THEN we are talkin'!

So please stop pickin' on my Sistah Yen2 huh?


Anonymous said...

yes, tell your cheh2 to SUE the printer from Shanghai, ok ??

Paranoid Android said...

You almost made me wet by pants because I laughed so hard. Not nit picking, but I was wondering how much the colourful brochures cost?

GobloKing said...

Printer is brother of the 3rd cousin of her neighbour's niece by marriage to their 5th aunty.

So PA - please. some respect for my cheh2, hokay? what's the big deal about how much is spent?

Who cares? We are Malaysia. We got oil. We got palm oil. We got sky-hi property prices & we are gonna BE world class, high-income earner...WHATEVER any logical person may think!!!

And Anon, I dun wan my cheh2 to sue anyone ok? That would entail another cheong-ju to be custom- made, and who knows how much THAT image will cost us?

Anonymous said...

Damn! gawdamit good!

Anonymous said...

Law is law.. If print wrongly we hav the autority to ask to print back.. Before printing got sample de right ???

Tell u cheh2 plan 1st be4 doing something , think for the future effect .. And did she ever manage tourism project herself or Jz give the works to her officer , receiving commission from the project????

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Anonymous said...

from the 1.8 mil.. how much did u get?