Punish instigators fanning socks issue, says Pakatan Youth

PETALING JAYA: Irrational and illegal actions must be condemned, says Angkatan Muda Harapan.

"Any party that continues to try to flame and ride on this issue, which could result in extreme acts, must be punished according to existing laws," the group said in a statement on Saturday (March 30).

The group which comprised the four Pakatan Harapan component party Youth chiefs urged the public to maintain peace and harmony in the country.

The group also said it upheld the decree of His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia urging all parties to stop taking advantage of the situation, as the matter was already being investigated.

"Let us move towards unity not division. This is an opportunity for us, a diverse community, to understand each other better to prevent similar incidents from happening again," the group added.

As of Saturday (March 30), two KK Super Mart stores had been attacked with petrol bombs following the socks incident.

On Saturday, 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 at 5.14am today.

On March 26, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a KK Super Mart outlet in Bidor, Perak but the petrol bomb hit the five-foot walkway in front of the shop and failed to 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 recently.

The company had since issued a public apology but calls of boycott against the supermarket continue to persist.

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