KLIA2 Security Guard Told Chinese Tourists To "Balik China" Because They Couldn't Speak BM
The incident was witnessed by Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) councillor Amy Tnay yesterday, 5 September.
A security guard at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) was heard telling Chinese tourists to "go back to China" yesterday, 5 September, because they could not speak Bahasa Malaysia (BM)
The Chinese tourists were asking for directions to the KLIA2 Flight Transfer facility using Mandarin
According to Amy, the final destination of the tourists was Penang.
However, one of the two security guards in Amy's photo demanded the tourists to speak in BM instead.
"I don't understand Mandarin, speak BM. If you're not good at speaking BM, go back to China!" the guard was quoted as saying by Amy.
Angered by the incident, Amy said she then stepped in to help the tourists.
Following the incident, Amy wrote that she has lodged a complaint to the Tourism Minister and the Director of Immigration
Malaysia Airports have responded to the incident after conducting an investigation on ground and through the CCTV system
The company confirmed that the incident happened at the immigration counter of KLIA2.
"We will alert our friends at the immigration office as we do not condone such actions by any of our airport community staff. The airport treats all passengers professionally with care and respect," the company explained in a statement.
In similar news, the appointment of Tommy Thomas as Attorney-General was objected in June because he does not speak fluent BM: