The majority of netizens expressed their anger and disappointment over the lack of responsibility projected by the hotel management, after the incident was shared on Facebook by a local entertainment news site and gained hundreds of shares in less than an hour.
Some have even deduced that this was a heinous attempt to incite religious hatred amongst Malaysians.
"We should always respect one another, regardless of religion as we are walking on the same earth created by the same God, but differ in terms of beliefs. We do not have to point fingers at one another.
"The reason behind this misdeed is obvious, they are irresponsible and have no respect for other people’s beliefs. Do not blame religion as religion is too holy to be blamed,” a comment on social media said.
To understand the situation better, Malaysian Digest got in touch with the hotel supervisor, who would like to be known as Sundrem and confirmed that the unfortunate incident did occur.
He relayed that the hotel did not receive any complaints from any hotel guests and that he was only informed of the incident after the Perak Islamic Religious Department (JAIP) inspected the premises.
"The Islamic Religious Department came over to conduct an inspection and we have also given our assurance to fully cooperate with the Home Ministry (KDN) to investigate the matter.
"We were are also surprised over the incident. We want to emphasize here that the slippers are not issued by the hotel.
"We receive the supplies from MH Supplier, who supply the hotel fittings such as shampoos, soap and, other fittings including slippers,” he told Malaysian Digest.
Asked whether the hotel had lodged a police report, Sundrem said the matter will be determined after a meeting between the General Manager and Hotel Deputy Manager, which will be held this week.
Source: The Malaysia Digest