Muzaffar Jakel the brother of Datuk Faroz Jakel who owns the JAKEL textile company took to Instagram a few days ago and uploaded a post that netizens have pointed out as racist.
The Instagram story by Muzaffar which has been removed said that he sympathized with a particular community for not understanding what ‘SOP’ actually means ahead of the re-opening of JAKEL outlets on 4 MAY.
In response to the posting, netizens have called for a boycott against the textile company.
“Jakel is cancelled. No more Jakel,” posted one on Twitter.
The owner of JAKEL, Datuk Faroz, moved in to control the situation by issuing a public apology on behalf of his brother as reported on 3 MAY.
“With humility, on behalf of my family and the JAKEL company chain, I would like to apologize to all Malaysians with regards to my brother’s statement,” Datok Faroz said.