What the heck is a Pedophile Charity Run, UiTM? Whatever it is, isn’t it an inappropriate term given the sensitivities?

Was this what Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor meant by UiTM being a place for “slow learners” to study at?

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 30 November 2017

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“The Pedophile charity run.” What an embarrassing mistake by UITM It’s not just a question of language but also of concept & apropriateness

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A ‘Pedophile Charity Run’?

PETALING JAYA: What an embarrassing mistake in using the English language.

Universiti Teknologi Mara’s Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies and Baitul Fiqh apparently used the wrong word when they organised a charity run last weekend.

The “Pedophile Charity Run” has met with a round of ridicule from netizens.

The run was supposed to have been held at UiTM Seremban 3 last Saturday.

The poster was widely spread over social media, especially Twitter, with netizens making snide remarks over the falling standard of the English language.

Some commentators said those responsible should have consulted the university’s English Department, before coming up with the “Pedophile Charity Run” phrase.

The coconuts.kl website said UiTM’s Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies had apologised for the mistake.

It said they clarified that the run was not for pedophiles or a celebration of them but rather an event aimed to educate students on the matter.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/11/30/a-pedophile-charity-run/#sthash.9HSEdyQh.uxfs

UiTM Faces Online Criticism After “Pedophile Run” Confuses Malaysian Netizens
Published 7 hours ago on November 30, 2017 By Tara Thiagarajan

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Well, for some unfortunate reason, they chose to name the event “Pedophile Charity Run”! What?!

Yes, you read that right! Over the weekend on 25th November, Universiti Teknologi Mara’s (UiTM) Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies and Baitul Fiqh at UiTM Seremban 3 campus organised a charity run. Sounds pretty ordinary, right?

Well, for some unfortunate reason, they chose to name the event “Pedophile Charity Run”! What?!

Understandably, this caused a lot of confusion when a poster promoting the run began to circulate on social media. Seriously, what did they mean? Were they donating the proceeds of the run to pedophiles? Cannot be, lah!

The run drew a lot of reactions from netizens. Some of them pointed out the poor grasp of English some Malaysians seem to have despite years of education.

Read more at WOB: http://www.worldofbuzz.com/uitm-faces-online-criticism-pedophile-run-confuses-malaysian-netizens/

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One Response to What the heck is a Pedophile Charity Run, UiTM? Whatever it is, isn’t it an inappropriate term given the sensitivities?

  1. Doris Looi says:

    X,translation, kopi,o,university,

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