Man who berated beer promoter apologises


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018

PETALING JAYA: The man who berated a beer promoter inside the non-halal section of a hypermarket in a video that went viral recently has apologised to the victim.

"I would like to apologise publicly to all Malaysians including the female promoter.

"I admit my fault and I regret my actions towards the promoter," he said in a 45-second video clip posted on Twitter on Tuesday (Nov 20) night.

The man, who identified himself as Edi Rejang, added that he hoped the issue would not be dragged on any further.

In a separate 45-second video posted on Twitter, Edi was seen in a press conference together with Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng.

In that video, he was also seen apologising for his actions towards the beer promoter.

He had said that his actions on that day was "spontaneous" and that he had "no intention to be racist" towards the woman.

Edi also said that he admitted his mistake for berating the woman.

On Monday (Nov 21), a video clip of a shopper berating a beer promoter for giving out beer samples in the alcohol section of a hypermarket went viral on social media.

In the video, the girl had remained calm even though the shopper scolded her and demanded to know if she was promoting the beer to "anyone", including Muslims.

As the promoter was about to defend herself in English, he criticised her and insisted that she speak in Bahasa Melayu because this is "Bumi Melayu".

The man then made an obscene hand gesture and spewed vulgarities at her before walking away.

The promoter could be heard in the video saying, "You are hilarious."

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

KJ: With GEG law, no need for harm reduction for those born after 2007
Melaka cops seeking culprits behind fake kidnapping messages
Pos Bihai Orang Asli cautious after new tiger footprints found
Kelantan Bomba identifies 595 flood hotspots
Third rubbish trap, costing RM600,000, to be built along Sungai Skudai
Two NGOs get order to extend interim stay of development at Bukit Cherakah
Malaysians can travel visa-free to Taiwan beginning Sept 29
Maternity ward bed usage in Johor hospitals still under control, says exco man
Decentralisation of healthcare is a priority in healthcare reform, say S’wak NGOs
College student falls to her death at KL flats

Others Also Read