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Kiandee: No scissors in ‘Caesar Salad’

 | November 25, 2015

Ronald Kiandee says although a “comical mistake”, Parliament staff ought to be more careful that similar blunders do not happen in the future.

Ronald-Kiandee2KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Rakyat Speaker Ronald Kiandee has confirmed the authenticity of the menu card of a dinner event for Parliament’s senior officers with the Speaker on Monday, the photograph of which went viral yesterday.

The menu card contained some “exotic” dishes.

In the menu, two dishes were misspelt – Scissors Salad and Cream Brule – which were supposed to be Caesar Salad and Creme Brûlée.

Kiandee in a playful Facebook post said that he had been at the dinner and confirmed that nobody ate any scissors.

“I was at the dinner. I can confirm that there were no scissors in the salad but it was the normal ‘Caesar Salad’.

“Even though this may be a comical mistake by the caterer, but as an important institution, the Parliament staff ought to have been more careful to ensure that mistakes like this do not happen.

“Hmm… scissors salad!” he wrote on his Facebook page this morning.

Yesterday, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin took to his Twitter account, posting a picture of a green salad cut into the shape of a pair of scissors with the caption “Couldn’t resist. Hidop scissors salad!” (Long live scissors salad!)

Khairy’s tweet received more than 400 retweets.

Pizza Hut Malaysia also jumped on the bandwagon and happily tweeted: “We don’t have ‘Scissors Salad’, but we do have Caesar Salad #ohmyenglish #caesarsalad”

The level of English proficiency across various sectors in Malaysia has long been a topic of intense debate.


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