After a brief moment of silence, Muzaffar Jakel is finally shedding some light on his recent controversy.

According to him, he didn’t have any intention to post such degrading remark towards the Malays. He further claimed that he wasn’t being racist. In a lengthy clip, Muzaffar revealed that his Instagram post over the weekend was “manipulated”.

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In this case, a Facebook account using the name Nor Lizah, aggravated the situation by acting as if she was coming to his defence and proceeded to leave more hateful remarks towards the Malays on her page. He responded by claiming that he’s not familiar with the woman.

“I don’t know Nor Lizah, she acted as if she’s siding with me just for others to criticise me. In the name of Allah, I didn’t bring up racial issues,” Muzaffar clarified, before adding, “Please forgive me for coming up with such posting online. It was my fault for raising Malays’ sentiments.”

Source: Facebook via mStar

Furthermore, Muzaffar said that he came up with the controversial post when he “was not in a really good condition”. Prior to this, he faced massive backlash from local netizens on Twitter. This came after an unknown individual exposed one of his tweets, implying that Jakel wasn’t aware of the movement control order (MCO) situation following their announcement to resume business.

He further emphasised that he had no intention of degrading the Malays. “Even my birth certificate shows that I’m of Malay ancestry. My friends are also people of that race. Everyday I deal with Malay customers, I personally serve them. It never crossed my mind to talk bad about them. I’m telling you this; Jakel is successful because of the support given by Malays since its first opening,” said Muzaffar.

 

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Muzaffar also asked everyone to stop slamming his family because of his own error, “My brother is humble and kind. To those who insulted my late father, please stop it. I can’t accept this. My dad passed away a long time ago. Please have pity on us, especially my mom. I didn’t tell her about this. But when she found out, she was sad.”

“In this holy month, with the blessings of Ramadan, I humbly apologise to those affected by my original post. To those who made fun of me, my family and especially my father, we have already forgiven each and every one of you,” Muzaffar concluded the post.

For those interested, feel free to watch the full clip here:

We really hope that Muzaffar can learn his lesson after everything that happened over the past few days.

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