August 19, 2022

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College of Malaya lists Ukraine as a Soviet Socialist Republic and we're confused AF

You do not want a time machine to return to the late Nineteen Eighties, a...

You do not want a time machine to return to the late Nineteen Eighties, a interval when the United Socialist Soviet Republic, or U.S.S.R., existed previous to its eventual fall.

Merely head on over to College of Malaya’s web site and apply for a job. Within the on-line job software type, underneath homeland, you may discover Ukraine listed as Ukrainian SSR.

SSR stands for Soviet Socialist Republic.

Ukraine is not a Soviet nation. IMAGE: Wikipedia.

Made out of 15 Soviet Socialist Republics; Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine, the united statesS.R. fell on the Christmas day of 1991.

Since then, U.S.S.R. turned generally known as Russia, and the entire republics separated and are at the moment thought-about as impartial nations.

21 years on, the narrative nonetheless stays the identical albeit with a tiny however important replace: Russia invaded Ukraine.

Relying on who you ask, Ukraine is both underneath Russian affect or it is an impartial nation preventing for its survival. College of Malaya, nevertheless, seems to be within the former camp.

Reddit person u/Luqmandollah, not too long ago screenshotted the error made by the distinguished Malaysian college.

A screenshot from r/malaysia.

“Was making use of for a job on the College of Malaya portal the opposite day and noticed that they’ve the Ukrainian SSR as one of many international locations of origin. For many who do not know, this was the identify of Ukraine in the course of the Soviet period. Both I time travelled or UM hasn’t up to date system for the reason that 60’s lol,” the Reddit person posted.

That is not all. In response to some feedback within the thread, the college’s web site and syllabus require an enormous improve.

“Wanting on the design of the web site, it appears to be like prefer it hasn’t been up to date and maintained. Are you certain that is the precise web site? They may not even obtain your software,” one person commented, to which u/Luqmandollah confirmed the screenshot was from College of Malaya.

Was it a blatant error or an intentional choice made by the college? Your guess is nearly as good as ours.

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