Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Malaysia 'wins' Olympic Gold Medal - BBC

Malaysia 'wins' a gold medal at the Rio Olympics. It is won by 'Yusuf Persekolahan'. These are 2 mistakes that has been made by media.

The mistakes are:
  1. mistaken Schooling as a Malaysian athlete competing in Rio
  2. accidentally translating the name "Schooling" to a Malay/Indonesian word (suspected via using auto-translate feature on the internet)

British public service broadcaster BBC News came under criticism from netizens today after it mistakenly labeled Singaporean Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling as Malaysian. (Screen shot of the BBC news video)

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/08/167566/singaporeans-fume-bbc-news-mistakenly-labels-joseph-schooling-malaysian

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