“Grammar” in press release on Han Hui Hui


I refer to the AGC’s press release on Ms Han Hui Hui dated 21 March.

It states that “Ms Han had since complied with AGC’s conditions. She had removed the contemptuous statements.

She had also published the apology and undertaking required of her on her social media accounts.”

If I remember correctly – my English teachers in primary and secondary school – taught us that the “had” should be “has”.

Can any English teachers out there – help out on this?

Leong Sze Hian



About the Author

Leong Sze Hian has served as the president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), Hotel Mumbai (associate producer), invited to speak more than 200 times in about 40 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of 2 countries. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.