TNB suspends employee for insulting the royal institution



Tenaga Nasional Berhad has suspended an employee with immediate effect for insulting the royal institution on social media.

TNB said in a statement here today that action was taken after conducting an investigation into the incident.

“As a company with high values and integrity, we will not compromise if any of our employees make such statements,” it said, stressing that the statement made by the employee was her own opinion and differed from the company’s principles.

The employee earned the wrath of netizens when she and the owner of the social media account, believed to be her husband, wrote comments deemed insulting to the monarchy and the resignation of Sultan Muhammad V as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Earlier, a Facebook account owner, Eric Liew, was also slammed by netizens for his comments against Sultan Muhammad V which went viral, resulting in several NGOs and the Umno Youth Movement lodging police reports asking for action to be taken against him.

Liew later retracted his comments and apologised for his action on his social media account.

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