Hannah Yeoh Calls For Investigation Into Racist Remark Made By National Hockey Player
The Youth and Sports Minister has requested for an investigation to be carried out over the racist remark made by Hanis Nadiah Onn
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Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh has requested for an investigation to be carried out over a racist remark made by a national hockey player on the A.R Rahman concert.
Hanis Nadiah Onn, who is a part of the Malaysian Hockey team placed her comments on Kosmo Online’s post stating that “It must smell nice in there” referring to the A.R Rahman concert.
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This has created an outrage among the citizens of Malaysia and Hanis went on to issue a public apology in which she stated that she was sorry for the remark she made.
In a press conference held yesterday at Menara KBS, Yeoh said decisions will be made after getting the views from the National Sports Council (MSN) on the matter, The Star reported.
Yeoh also urged MSN to get an in depth information from the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) as part of the investigation.
“…MSN will discuss with the Malaysian Hockey Council. I have also informed Dato’ Seri Subahan Kamal (MHC president),” she was quoted as saying.
Malaysians responded to the press conference with some calling for the athlete to be removed from the national squad.
However, there are some who defended her.
Racism is still a problem worldwide and the remark made by the athlete dominated online conversations for days.
In an interview with DMY Creation, A.R Rahman said that even though most of the songs in his concert are in Tamil, there are also some Hindi and Punjab songs for other Malaysians to enjoy as well.
When an international artist such as A.R Rahman can take into consideration the various backgrounds of his concert-goers, it is only fair for all of us to be better and celebrate our diversity.
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