08 Jan '12, 5am

All abuzz over 'Ethical Clothing' - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Petaling Jaya (The Star/ANN) - If you are working at Malaysia's Defence Ministry, be sure not to wear "clothes that poke eye". This was one of the many colourful descriptions of "Ethical Clothing" (etika berpakaian) that is acceptable within the ministry's standards. Netizens on social networking sites were literally ROFL, which is cyberspeak for "rolling on the floor laughing", as they shared the link to the ministry's amusing English translation of the staff dress code on its official website. "Clothes that poke eye" is a literal translation of pakaian yang menjolok mata, which is supposed to mean revealing clothes in Bahasa Malaysia. Other finds included: "collared shirts and tight Malay civet berbutang three", which, in Malay, is berkolar baju Melayu cekak musang berbutang tiga. Baju batik lengan panjang berkolar/ cekak musang buatan Malaysia, meanwhile is translated a...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/abuzz-over-ethical-clothing-0410...

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