Oppo Says 'Miscommunication', Social Media Letter Talks of 'Indians Are Beggars'

Chinese maker Oppo landed itself in hot water at India earlier this week following a article on social networking alleging among its workers had stated “Indians are beggars” went viral. The article, stated to be in Punjab by the business’s service staffsaid that employees in the group had tendered their resignation. The company says nobody would be departing and that the service staff and the management group have reached a settlement.

An unverified correspondence signed by associates in Oppo’s Punjab team dated July 15 started circulating on interpersonal websites earlier this week following the firm allegedly abused Mr. Arun Sharma, agency director in Oppo Service Team at Punjab. From the letter, the agency team accused of making remarks about the nation’s culture and India, the business.

The letter went on to say mind of managerial divisions in Punjab told the support staff that they “just work for cash,” and they don’t have some “dignity and self esteem.” The letter alleged that when the workers asked for a lift, they had been advised “Indian are beggars constantly asking for money”

Arun Sharma, an Oppo employee called in the correspondence, told indianexpress.com that nobody in his group has resigned. “We are looking who has done this and will initiate suitable action,” he added.

A spokesperson of Oppo Mobiles told Gadgets 360 that the management and the service team in Punjab have cleared the “misunderstanding” and that nobody from the service team will be leaving. The business refused to comment on the credibility of the letter that circulated on networking.

“We at OPPO India are aware of the recent report associated with our Punjab Service team on July 15th and it was resolved on July 16th,” a spokesperson told Gadgets 360 in a statement. “The whole issue resulted from the miscommunication between the 2 parties. The service team was upset over the manager being asked to tender his resignation because of work performance. But later, a consensus was reached and the concerned service team is continuing to work with us.”

The business added that it has the culture of the country, respect for India and its employees. “We will try our best to avoid misunderstandings due to any kind of miscommunication later on.”

The incident comes months after a Chinese executive at the company reportedly disrespected the Indian flag at the business’s Noida factory. Workers at the factory protested the move, and later the company fired the employee who had allegedly torn the national flag.


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