Another KK Mart outlet targeted by petrol bomb attack


KUANTAN: Another KK Super Mart outlet has been attacked with a petrol bomb.

Kuantan police chief Asst Comm Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu said an unknown individual had hurled a Molotov cocktail at the entrance to the store in Sungai Isap here at about 5.14am Saturday (March 30).

"The store's cashier was having her sahur when she saw a petrol cocktail being thrown at the store and bursting into flames on the carpet of the front entrance.

"She panicked but managed to grab a fire extinguisher to put the fire out.

"Her colleague contacted their employer, who then called the police and the Fire and Rescue Department," said ACP Wan Mohd Zahari.

He said four shelves and some items at the premises were slightly damaged due to the fire.

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"The outlet has only been operating for two weeks.

"Investigating officers will scrutinise CCTV recordings from the neighbouring premises to identify or obtain more information on the suspect," he said, adding that forensics investigation was also being carried out.

"Fortunately there were no casualties. The shop suffered losses estimated at RM500 due to the act of mischief," he said and urged anyone with information to come forward and assist the police in the investigation.

He added that the case is being investigated under Section 435 of the Penal Code,

ACP Wan Mohd Zahari then said the incident is believed to have stemmed from the "Allah" socks issue.

On Tuesday (March 26) a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a KK Super Mart outlet in Bidor, Perak.

The petrol bomb hit the five-foot walkway in front of the shop, but it did not ignite.

The convenience store chain recently came under fire after socks printed with the word "Allah" were found at its branch in Bandar Sunway, Selangor.

The company had since issued apologies but calls of boycott continue to persist.

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