China will teach its citizens on how to behave while visiting Malaysia as tourists, said China's Ambassador to Malaysia, Bai Tian
The Chinese embassy in Malaysia was notified of complaints on its citizens being disrespectful of Malaysians' sensitivities.
The acts, Bai Tian said, had embarrassed Beijing.
The diplomat cited an incident in Sabah where tourists from China had acted insensitively in front of a mosque, which ticked off many local tourism officials
In June, a video of two women dancing on a wall at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque went viral and caused an uproar among netizens.
The women were fined RM25 and escorted to the airport to be flown back to China. The city mosque also later issued a temporary ban for visitors to the area.
According to The Star, both women had asked for leniency, on the grounds that they did not know what they did was wrong."What the Malaysian authorities did was right," remarked Bai Tian on the whole fiasco. "On our part, we will educate our tourists to behave properly in Malaysia."
Bai Tian also said Chinese tourists spent RM12.3 billion over the past year in Malaysia, which makes the embassy more concerned about such misdemeanours