China will teach its citizens on how to behave when visiting Malaysia as tourists, China’s Ambassador Bai Tian said.
He said the embassy in Malaysia was notified of complaints on its citizens being disrespectful of Malaysians’ sensitivities, which he said had embarrassed China.
“The Chinese have a civilisation dating back 5,000 years and we know how to behave properly and not offend others,” he was quoted as saying.
Bai highlighted a particular case in Sabah, where two Chinese woman had danced on a wall in front of a mosque on June 23.
The video showed the women, in brief shorts and tops, dancing in an indecent manner on a concrete wall in front of the mosque.
The Star reported that they were subsequently fined RM25 (S$8.10) on Jun 27, and escorted back to Kota Kinabalu Airport, where they then flew back to China.
Both women had asked for leniency, on the grounds that they did not know what they did was wrong.
Voicing his support for the Malaysian authorities, Bai stated: “What the Malaysian authorities did was right. On our part, we will educate our tourists to behave properly in Malaysia.”
Maybe we should increase the fine? Rm25 is too little i guess?! just my two cents..