What's that again? Notice at police station goes viral

May 06, 2015 15:38
The notice at the office of the Hong Kong Airport police has gone viral. Photo: Anson Wong Hin-Wai/Facebook

A notice posted outside a police station has gone viral on social media as readers find both the Chinese and English versions hard to understand, Apple Daily reported Wednesday.

The message reads: “Police Computer was suspension. Police need more time to report the case.”

Legislator Claudia Mo said on her Facebook page that not only was the English incorrect, the Chinese version was also problematic.

Mo suggested a better version: “Our computer system suspended for updating. Crime reporting may take longer than usual.”

It turned out that the picture was taken by League of Social Democrats member Wong Hin-wai at the office of the Hong Kong Airport police last year.

Wong said on his Facebook page that while errors in public notices are not uncommon, he finds it amusing that the picture suddenly gained wide circulation on the internet.

Could it be because of the deteriorating image of the police force?

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