KLANG | Hond Tat Industries Sdn Bhd has denied issuing a memo barring its Muslim staff members from performing prayers during office hours.
Its operations manager, who declined to be named, said the company does not prohibit Muslim employees from praying on its premises during working hours, as claimed in a fake memo which has gone viral on social media.
“This is an act of sabotage. There is no signature on the memo and no approval by the top management. Anyone can take the letterhead and print it.
“We will be lodging a police report on this matter soon. No Muslim staff (member) is forbidden from performing prayers during working hours,” she told the New Straits Times.
She added that the irresponsible act may have been committed by a disgruntled employee.
Hond Tat is a plastic bag supplier based in Kapar, here.
The July 30 memo, purportedly issued by Hond Tat’s top management, was addressed to its staff and production workers.
The one-page document read: “The management would like to inform all employees (that they) are… not allowed to (pray) during working (hours), except (during) lunch time.
“With immediate effect, if found to be in violation of the order, a fine of RM500 shall be imposed for each offence.”