Honda Sri Utama Employee Has Been Officially Fired For Her Insensitive Comment On Adib
The termination came two days after her suspension.
A statement posted on Honda Sri Utama's Facebook page yesterday, 20 December, revealed that the said employee had been terminated with immediate effect.
"We would like to update that upon concluding the internal investigation and the said employee [was] found to have breached the company's policy with her misconduct," wrote Honda Sri Utama's director Wong Chee Keong.
"We once again apologise for the hurt her comment has caused. We will be more attentive in training and educating our employees to instil high moral values and respect for all individuals at all times," read the statement.
The employee's termination follows her insensitive remark on Facebook that blamed Adib's death on God
"The government didn't fail... It's your God who failed to heal Adib," said the woman, who was later found to be an associate of Honda Malaysia's dealer – Sri Utama Auto Sdn Bhd.
Not long after, Honda Sri Utama and Honda Malaysia issued statements confirming that the woman had been suspended from her job and that an internal investigation was ongoing.
The comment was made in regards to 24-year-old fireman Adib Kassim, who was severely injured during the Seafield temple riot
According to Malaysiakini, the firefighter was dragged out of the vehicle and beaten up by a mob.
Adib, who was due to get married this month, was initially put off life support as his health started to improve at the hospital following the riot.
However, overnight his organs failed to function and Adib passed away on 17 December – three weeks after the temple riot took place.