It is absolutely common in Malaysia, especially within a large community here, to use the phrase "I was made to understand ...." It can be heard in daily conversations as well as as read it in formal written pieces.
I was made to understand that the flight will be delayed due to the bad weather conditions.
I was made to understand that your hotel does not have family suites.
While most people here understand the meaning and why this phrase is used, I would like to ask if peoples in other parts of the world understand it. What is your interpretation when you hear this phrase?