KK Mart socks incident an opportunity for understanding, says Johor Umno Youth chief

JOHOR BARU: The controversy around socks sold at the convenience store chain KK Super Mart is an opportunity for understanding, says Johor Umno Youth chief Noor Azleen Ambros.

“In the KK Mart issue, if we give them the benefit of the doubt, if we try to think well and can accept that it was a genuine and pure mistake, it will lead us to understanding," he said.

“An incident like this actually opens up an opportunity for all of us to increase our understanding of each other," added Noor Azleen.

He added that this is one of the "best opportunities" for Muslims to spread an understanding about Allah, "how high His position is for us, and the glory of His nature.”

Noor Azleen said in a statement on Wednesday (March 20) that a better understanding will lead to respect.

“When we want non-Muslims to continue to respect Islam, our behaviour in managing incidents like this will invite either feelings of hatred or respect.

“Our manners, our moral values, and the choice of our words when we speak will all ultimately reflect Islam, which is full of peaceful and pure values and deserves respect from non-Muslims and the multiracial society of Malaysia,” he said.

On March 17, Umno Youth chief Dr Muhamad Akmal Saleh demanded banners at all 881 KK Super Mart outlets apologising for the issue.

Company founder Datuk Seri Dr KK Chai and its management team made a public apology to all Malaysians, especially those of the Muslim faith, saying that it had no intention to disrupt public harmony.

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