Oppo fired one of its employee who insulted the Indian flag, the Chinese smartphone maker said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Monday at Oppo’s plant in Noida sector 63 where the Chinese employee had discarded the Indian flag from his table.
Hundreds of people along with the employees protested outside Oppo’s Noida office after the incident came to light, and demanded the arrest of the Chinese official.
“Based on the recent incident and after thorough investigation with the concerned authorities, we have found that a worker discarded the Indian flag from the table during regular external material check”, the company said.
Addition to this statement they said, “We have zero tolerance for such matters and have taken strict action in terminating the individual and continue working very closely with the authorities on the matter”.
Case has been registered against the Chinese employee and the probe is underway. In Beijing Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson Lu Kang said, “The Chinese government always asks its Chinese enterprises and staff overseas to abide by local law, regulations and respect local practices and customs”.
“We have seen the report. As far as we know, the company is in touch with the local police. We hope this issue can be resolved properly,” Lu Kang said.
Oppo also said that it regretted what happened and this incident did not represent the company’s value.