Fisherman in Datuk Kong video apologises to Muslims

Fisherman in Datuk Kong video apologises to Muslims

PARIT BUNTAR:  Fisherman Lim Lip Kok today tendered an apology to Muslims in the country for his indiscretion while conducting a ritual at a temple dressed like a Muslim after a video clip of it went viral.

Lim, 43, said he deeply regretted his action, which offended Muslims and Malays, and promised not to repeat the action.

“I apologise, I apologise, I apologise. My action was not deliberate and had no intention to bring discomfort to Malaysians and offend the feelings of the Malays,” he told a media conference at the Tanjung Piandang Village Development and Security Committee Hall today.

Lim’s apology was made in Mandarin and was translated by the Tanjung Piandang Kampung Bagan Selatan Community Consensus Council secretary Cheah Han Boon.

Tanjung Piandang Mosque’s Religious Bureau chairman Mohd Yusop Budin said the mosque committee had decided in a discussion to accept the apology to avoid a rift.

“Lim’s action tarnished the dignity of Muslims. We want to safeguard the dignity of all religions and the good of all quarters,” he added.


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