Some Facebookers described the award as a ham-fisted attempt to curry official support and hoard Malaysian cash -- but Curtin's decision is likely to go down in the annals of public relations history as a revenue-draining balls-up of the highest order. In its original, since altered media release announcing the award, Curtin added insult to injury by referring to Mansor as the Malaysian "First Lady", a faux-pas that enraged monarchists who pointed out the title is reserved for the Queen. In a note posted on Facebook to staunch the bleeding, Hacket accepted that "the decision to make this award has attracted criticism. We also accept that our use of the term 'First Lady' has offended some people, and apologise for this. We will no longer use that term, and have reissued our media statement with this change made." The reaction on the university's official page swiftly turned nuclear: "It is quite amazing that Curtin U had chosen to ignore the sentiments of Malaysians who are very well aware of Rosmah's notorious reputation. God, don't the researchers at CU read?," said Tony Yap. "Shame on you! You have no integrity. This woman is part of a government that is corrupt, racist, oppressive etc.," noted Anthony Meow Meow. "Curtin, last choice of mine when I get to go to university.. what a judgement of error!," Ming Xuan Choong said.