Johor prince says appalled at 'Muslim-only' launderette

A photo of the launderette's "Muslim-only" sign went viral on social media. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Johor prince Tunku Idris Sultan Ibrahim has said he is "appalled" at the implementation of a "Muslim-only" policy at a self-service launderette in Muar, Johor.

"Is this for real? This is too extreme. I'm appalled," said Tunku Idris in an Instagram post on Monday (Sept 25), while sharing a screenshot The Star Online's news report on the matter.

In a separate posting, Tunku Idris shared the words: "The Quran says 'speak good to people' it doesn't say 'speak good only to Muslims'."

"Islam has taught me about tolerance and respecting people of other faith. Not about supremacy over others," said Tunku Idris in an Instagram post.

A photo of the launderette's "Muslim only" sign went viral on social media.

The sign also asked customers to remove their shoes before entering the premises.

The 40-year-old operator, who was interviewed by a Chinese daily on Saturday, said he was just carrying out his duty as a Muslim.

He said he welcomed Chinese and Indian Muslims to his launderette and that non-Muslims could visit other nearby launderettes.

He, however, declined to comment on whether he had imposed the rules as he worried that there might be "unclean" elements such as dog fur on the clothes non-Muslims brought to his launderette.

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