MCA said the incident happened because the four suspects did not understand and did not think it was a sensitive issue.
SEREMBAN: The parents of four teenagers, who were allegedly involved in throwing paint and bottles at a surau in Taman Pulai Impian, Sikamat, have apologised to the surau committee and Muslims, over the actions of their children.
The parents each apologised and shook hands with surau committee chairman Mohd Hasbi Ismail, during a meeting organised by the Negri Sembilan MCA on Thursday morning.
Also present were state MCA chairman Datuk Dr Yeow Chai Thiam and Taman Panchor Jaya Umno branch chairman Arshad Jawi.
The parents apologised to all Muslims, especially those at the residential area over the actions of their children which had insulted the feelings of Muslims.
Mohd Hasbi said he accepted the apology adding he hoped that the parents would be able to change the attitude of their children so the incident would not be repeated.
He also said he respected MCA’s efforts as it had helped to ease racial tension.
The four boys, aged 16 to 18 were detained on Sunday night about 12 hours after the act of vandalism.
The culprits threw broken pieces of liquor bottles into the drain, apart from red paint on the wall and floor of the new surau, They are being investigated under section 295 of the Penal Code for defiling a place of worship.
Yeow said the incident happened because the four suspects did not understand and did not think it was a sensitive issue.
A buka puasa will be organised by MCA on Friday at the surau where about 500 people are expected to attend.