Malaysia's Parliament gets apology from caterers over 'scissors salad' blunder

A menu for an official dinner at the Parliament building contained the spelling errors "scissors salad" and "cream brule". They were corrected before the event started.
A menu for an official dinner at the Parliament building contained the spelling errors "scissors salad" and "cream brule". They were corrected before the event started.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian Parliament has received a letter of apology from the caterers responsible for the spelling errors, "scissors salad" and "cream brule", on the menu for an official dinner at the Parliament building.

In an official reply sent to the head of administration of the Parliament, Datuk Awang Alik bin Jeman, caterer Putrade Management Property Sdn Bhd thanked the Parliament for its letter demanding an explanation from the company regarding the spelling mistakes.

The chairman of the company, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr Alias Anor Abdul, said that he had taken action and had met all his heads of department involved. He also gave his assurance that such mistakes would not occur again.

He also pointed out that he had been informed that the menu was corrected before the event started.

The menu was prepared for a dinner between Parliament officers and the Speaker of the House, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia, on Nov 23.

The image of the menu went viral on WhatsApp and other messaging media services last week.

In response, the Parliament issued a statement saying that it regretted the act of irresponsible quarters in circulating the image of the menu with the spelling errors on social media.