South Korean Ambassador to Malaysia Cho Byungjae said that if Malaysian fans did not like hugs and kisses from K-pop stars, then such incident would not happen in the future.
Cho was responding to an incident on Jan 10 where several tudung-clad girls were hugged and pecked by members of the popular South Korean band B1A4 during a performance here.
His Excellency also said that the South Korean government had reminded, not only artistes but their businessman and the people that they ought to respect the culture and practise of foreign countries.
Meanwhile, Cho also portrayed swift damage control when he assures the press that the snafu did not affect the bilateral ties shared between Malaysia and South Korea.
This is the first time in Malaysian history that K-Pop became a political issue, complete with concert-banning, official statements condemning the incident by JAWI, and a tongue-in-cheek comment by the Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jalaluddin.MYNEWSHUB