Wednesday, March 14, 2012

How Good Is Google Translate?

To check out how good google translate is, I had this post in Malay, google-translated into English.

And this was how it turned out

She a sahajakah that stop? Another I like where?

Shahrizat Jalil decided to resign only on the 8th April later when the term of membership on the Senate expires. This resignation should have been taken as soon as the family of wrongdoing uncovered misuse of government loan money to operate the business in the NFC. But at least he took action to release the cabinet post he held through the back door. Although he was initially trying to maintain that position, but the real political ethics is very annoying that his inability to defend the position that he loved the most. Indeed, the only way left for him to do for ethical offense is offensive because her husband had obtained the loan as easy as Shahrizat position in the national cabinet. As I said before, if She was only a village midwife that Smith could not get loans by using public money is as simple as that. All the privileges available to the family leader has a lot of money and property squeeze. She is a little unfortunate, but because he does not have full power and influence. If he was a Prime Minister he would not be compelled to resign because there are more cases done by the leaders of the larger of Perspective is not taken action until today. The difference between She and the other is not very good at hiding behavior Shahrizat he and his family. amount involved is very large RM250 million to RM1.8 billion, but the amount used in 'direct' from public funds to rescue the son of a great leader of business in 1998 did not take action until today. Why? The reason it was done by a prime minister then. Many more things like this done by the BN leaders in the years and they still do them. Each mutually help each other to close the 'stolen', respectively, because these do the same things. "Do take care of the cave, cave guard lu '; that method. She only case known to the Auditor General and the opposition in detail. To break the style activities cartels among BN leaders is an effort that is very difficult because they have made ​​use of all-out to defend their misconduct. Now She has decided to resign from the government for his errors and omissions. What we do now is wait to see if the character is not whether the 'accountability' from the top leadership to give approval to this NFC government-funded projects.We want also to see whether the Minister responsible for this disgusting approve projects before .. Minister of Agriculture at that time I've forgotten who he is ...... some people say he have become the deputy prime minister ... Will the Minister will also resign as the country's leadership according to the ethics developed, the Minister responsible for approving them should also resign. This is the foundation of the democratic spirit of the ethical and the Minister approved the project while it must take 'accountability' to the financial scandals committed by this NFC. Minister may choose not to take the 'accountability' on this issue but will not be beretorik to make this country as a developed country as well. This is a big issue if it is true we want to reach developed nation status. The fast-growing developed countries must be accompanied by a high ethical leadership. If not, the perception of many who consider Malaysia as' Zimbabwe in different name "will not succeed we hakiskan. In the year 2007 and a minister of Britain Blankert called blind sight (not sure of spelling of name) had resigned as minister for small errors but because it affects the ethical leadership so he resigned from the cabinet Britain. fault is that his girlfriend expedite the application process for a work permit for his salary. That is all her fault. But that is clearly affecting the country's leadership ethics. Then he took only three or four days just to take decisions resign. Minister of Britain did not take many months studying the decision to quit as done by Shahrizat. With the decision to stop the She She confessed it means. If an error or mistake She admits it is 'natural' ministers responsible for approving this NFC project also take the same steps, which stop and follow the steps that Shahrizat. But this could not happen because they do not want to receive the foundation necessary to book a place to put the country into a developed country category since resigned because of this issue is considered as an unreasonable thing for them. There was high ethical leadership of developed countries and if we want to take learn from the actions of the British cabinet members of this congregation, it is a start to making this country a developed country with high ethical leadership. If what is being done by our leaders that our government do in Britain have long been buried by the people. But fortunately our corrupt leaders because the people were educated to accept only what the leaders are not accountable to its people. Government developed countries is to make ethical leadership as an important element in the government. This is because they are not to be taken care of their positions but the destiny of their country in times to come. But here we are more concerned with the leadership, regardless whether they are useful to the country in the long run. If not, are not we hear words like, "we will defend Putrajaya in any manner whatsoever," he said in one time. These words reveal a very negative attitude to democracy in the country. Attitude is the cause of this ancient country in disarray, not by the democratic system itself. To BN democracy means that the BN victory just right, not to follow the tastes of the people who vote. BN is now using the troublemakers. His job is to disrupt the functions of the PR. That is a sign of "desperation" that is in the mind of the BN, especially UMNO. Two nights ago I was a guest speaker along with Khalid Ibrahim TS Sri Menanti in which a group of 20 supporters of UMNO and the party was disturbing talk unashamedly for 15 minutes. Thanks to the patience of our party, they have been expelled from the party. In my heart, I can not get rid of the perception and confidence in me that the action is the action the government is so poor the value of their leadership. When the support they declined to take action that is not civilized and polite. From this group of trembling to make our country a developed country but this action reflects the progress of this affair can not be achieved until whenever. Any transformation plan Najib only plan to stay only. It will not be where ... like it used too. 

Do you understand the translated English version? Can you make head and tail of it?

My, my heart is jumping, my throat is dry and I want to cry.

God help me, I am going crazy.

A simple post of a Malaysian minister resigning on account of the scandal which has come to be known as "cow gate" and the lack of the culture of collective ministerial responsibility as how it is practised in England for example and how Malaysia can't aspire to First World status without it, has turned me breathless trying to make good sense of it.

However, I do like how google translate handled the Malay phrase "Lu jaga gua, gua jaga lu" as "Do take care of cave, cave guard lu"  Close, but no cave is involved here unfortunately. "Lu jaga gua, gua jaga lu" in colloquial Malay means "you look after me, I look after you".

But I do understand. "Gua" is Malay for "cave". But in the context of the phrase used, "gua" is colloquial Malay for "I", "lu" is "you".

And the title is a pure howler!

No thank you, google translate.

I will stay with the original Malay post.

I am just wondering. If you had to google translate a diplomatic despatch, could it start a war?

I hope not.

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