MYR is not showing up on Google's currency converter widget again but here's how to work around it


It was only a few days ago that our government demanded an explanation for the inaccurate USD to MYR converter on the Google Search Engine. Although Google is not obligated to correct it, the company apologized and contacted a third-party source to fix it. However, it seems that the currency converter widget has disappeared again today.

A quick Google search not only does not show you the missing converter widget for USD to MYR, but SGD, EUR and pretty much all the currencies in the world aren't showing up at all. Oddly enough, doing the currency conversions such as SGD to USD and vice versa works, as long as MYR is not within the equation.

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For example, this is what you get when you try to find a foreign currency converting to MYR. The currency converter widget disappears

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However, if you type in two other foreign currencies, the currency converter widget will return like this

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To work around it, simply select either one of the currencies and select MYR

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Anyway, don't need to be alarmed yet. There is another way to work around this. Simply punch in any two currencies and the converter widget will appear. After that, switch either one of the currencies to MYR and you can still get to see the exchange rate.

Perhaps Google is working with a third-party source to fix the widget? Either way, looking for the exchange rate on MYR in Google Search will show you other details from different sources. Until it's been fixed, let's just keep calm and also, you can always refer to the Bank Negara Malaysia website for currency information.