A video of a Malay Road Transport Department officer helping out a pair of Chinese tourists has gone viral online with the woman impressing netizens with her command of Putonghua.
In the video, 36-year-old Nur Syafiqah Azaman is shown explaining to the tourists how to rent a car after they arrived in Petaling Jaya outside of Kuala Lumpur, the Straits Times reports. In the comments underneath the video, many Facebook users praised the officer for her helpfulness and Mandarin proficiency. It’s not clear if this is the kind of thing she does all the time, or if she was called in to translate on the spur of the moment.
Here’s the original post, which currently has 77,000 views and was shared 452 times:
And here’s a version of the video on QQ with millions of views.
This video follows on the heels of other viral videos in the past few months starring Chinese traffic officers showing off their English language skills. In one video, a Jinan cop is seen scolding a foreigner after catching him running a red light on his scooter. “Do you see this traffic light? It’s red, not green,” he says.
In another video, a Xi’an officer is shown busting out his best Singlish to scold a group of international students riding a motorcycle with no plates. “I’ll ask you a question,” he says. “You driving a car in your country, you need driving license or not?”
By Máté Mohos
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