Mine Mind your language, please

The photo being circulated on social media.

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Jan 22: The impact of the grand launching of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) on Saturday (Jan 19) is still ‘hot’, especially on social media, but for the wrong reason.

A picture of GPS’ nine-pillar vision statement has gone viral due to three glaring spelling mistakes (see the words circled in blue).

Point 4 reads ‘Buiding Prosperities & Greater Sarawak’. The word should have been ‘Building’ and not ‘Buiding’.

Point 5 reads ‘Political Intergrity & Patriotism”. The word should have been ‘Integrity’ and not ‘intergrity’.


Point 6 reads ‘Straightening Sarawak Economy’. Based on the Bahasa Malaysia version, the word should be ‘Strengthening’ and not ‘Straightening’.

Apart from these spelling mistakes, further checks revealed grammatical errors.

For instance, Point 4 reads ‘Buiding Prosperities & Greater Sarawak’. If we were to countercheck with the Bahasa Malaysia version, the word ‘prosperous’ or ‘prosperity’ should have been used instead of the noun ‘prosperities’. The correct phrase should be ‘Building Prosperous & Greater Sarawak’ and not ‘Buiding Prosperities & Greater Sarawak’.

Meanwhile, there are also comments that Point 8 should be ‘Inspire Future Generations’ or ‘Inspiring Future Generations’ instead of ‘Aspiring Future Generations’. — DayakDaily