Photos of a woman allegedly defecating on Malaysia’s Port Dickson beach have sparked outrage online.
Originally posted on Saturday (April 13) by a Twitter user with the handle @zudomon, the photos have been retweeted more than 12,000 times by irate netizens.
In the tweet, @zudomon identified the woman as a Chinese tourist.
The uncensored photos were apparently taken by the user, who pretended to be taking a wefie with his friend.
Okay.. Tengah syok2 mandi manda and these ugly Chinese tourists buat hal..
Lokasi kejadian: Batu 5, Port Dickson
Share and retweet bawang2 Malaysia sekalian 😝
Ada cara tak nak bann diorg from entering Malaysia ke..? pic.twitter.com/75rWckY6jn
— Tsuji Ryuu ~ (@zudomon) April 14, 2019
Needless to say, people were incensed.
This is beyond disgusting!
— bajumelayu&pelikat (@BPelikat) April 15, 2019
Some also brought up the idea of banning Chinese tourists altogether, citing cultural differences. However, many pointed out that such an approach would not only be rash, it would also be narrow-minded.
“We should start gently reprimanding them instead of recording what they are doing. If recording is necessary, then we should advise them what to do immediately. It’s our country, we’ve got to educate them, not just let them behave like it’s their own,” one commenter wrote.
we should start acting “tegur secara berhemah” instead recording what they are doing. or recording is a necessary, then advising them immediately. it’s our country, we got to educate them not just let them do like their own, and for god sake untuk kebersihan pengunjung kat sana😤
— amirxjacobbb 🦄 (@amirxjacobbb) April 14, 2019
“Remember when a Malaysian boy pooped in the shower of a Japanese hostel? Imagine if the Japanese had asked to ban all Malaysian tourists because they were angry. Don’t condemn an entire country just because of one person,” another Twitter user wrote in Malay.
“Malaysia, please ban China tourist” Lol. Remember the tragedy budak Malayu gaduh kat hostel Jepun sampai berak kat shower tu? Imagine kalau orang Jepun react “Japan, please ban Malaysia tourist.” mesti korang marah en. Sebab salah sorang je, jangan salahkan satu negara.
— Syed Abdul Quddus (@ThisIsQuddus) April 14, 2019
And at least one Twitter user saw an opportunity amidst all the negativity. “Don’t ban them. Fine them RM5,000 instead. (We) can buy Proton back,” the netizen wrote.
Jangan ban. Denda RM 5000. Boleh beli Proton balik.
— Khairul Walid (@4rue20d9j340ri9) April 14, 2019
After the photos went viral, New Straits Times (NST) reported that the president of the Port Dickson City Council said it would be investigating the incident.
A Says.com report also quoted the president as saying that the council was waiting for an RM8 million allocation to build a toilet on the beach.
In its translation of a Kosmo report, Says.com also said that Port Dickson district police had not received any police reports of the incident.