Malaysia deputy speaker shows regret and humour over parliamentary dinner 'scissors salad' gaffe

Menu misspelling first course and dessert went viral across social media, forcing politician to issuing light-hearted but chiding response

The menu, which quickly shot across social media (Facebook)
The menu, which quickly shot across social media (Facebook)

Malaysia’s government was feeling the heat on social media yesterday after a photo of a parliamentary dinner menu with a severe spelling mistake went viral across social media.

Twitter and Facebook was awash with people poking fun at the menu’s ‘Scissors Salad’ first course – a complete misspelling of Caesar salad, which was the actual dish in question.

The menu also mistakenly spells ‘crème brulee’ as ‘cream brule’.

Deputy speaker of Malaysia’s House of Representatives, Datuk Ronald Kiandee, took to Facebook to express his regret over the incident, although he conceded that it was funny.

"I confirmed that there were no scissors in the salad but it was just a regular 'ceasar salad'," he wrote.

"Although this was a funny mistake by the caterer, parliamentary staff should be more careful so mistakes like this will not be repeated in the future. Hmm…scissors salad!"

Unfortunately for the government, by then #ScissorsSalad was one of the top trends on both Facebook and Twitter, with some brands getting in on the action.

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