UMW Toyota Motor has issued an official statement to the media addressing the incident where one of its authorised dealers had flown the Malaysian flag upside down. Here is the statement in full:

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) today expressed their deep regret for the incident occurring at its Authorised Dealer, whereby Malaysian Flags were hung up-side down.

The company acknowledged that the matter was brought to its attention by concerned Netizens who took to Social Media to duly inform the organisation.

The company also stressed that such matters are treated very seriously and it had no intention to disrespect the country; as it was a genuine and unfortunate mistake. The Dealership has also since taken immediate corrective action by removing the flags and stern action has been taken to ensure such matters do not recur in the future.

“We really appreciate our fellow Malaysians and netizens who spotted this mistake and for notifying us. We have since corrected it and taken measures to ensure that such incidences are not repeated in the future. We deeply regret and apologise for what had happened. As Malaysians we have great respect and love for our country,” said Mr. Ravindran K. President of UMW Toyota Motor.

(Photo credit: Toyota PDC Auto Kuantan’s Facebook page)


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