KPJ Hospital also apologised to all Malaysians, especially the Indian community, over the incident.
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A man who was seen in a viral video stepping all over a Deepavali kolam and destroying the decoration at KPJ Klang Hospital turned out to be a staff member.
When the video went viral, it triggered angry reactions from netizens who thought it was disrespectful to the Indian community and the artist, Nathan De Romeo, who spent hours making the kolam.
The suspect and the person recording the video were then summoned by the police and remanded for three days.
Nathan has since written on Facebook to thank people for speaking up about the incident and urged everyone to let the relevant authorities deal with the matter.
Therefore, I kindly request you guys NOT to make the issue viral anymore. Let us stay united and peacefully in this multiracial country. Thank you once again. Love and peace to all Malaysians.Nathan De Romeo wrote in Facebook
KPJ Hospital has suspended the suspects
KPJ Hospital issued another statement to apologise to all Malaysians, particularly the Indian community, for the incident.
KPJ informed that the two individuals concerned have been suspended pending further investigation.
The hospital reiterated that they celebrate and uphold diversity and inclusion of the varied cultures in Malaysia and thus, do not condone the acts perpetrated by the suspects.
Further to this we have lodged a police report on the matter and will continue to work closely with the relevant authorities on this matter.KPJ Hospital said in a statement.
Any further updates will be communicated through the hospital’s website at www.kpjhealthcare.com.my