KK Super Mart arson: Stay calm and let authorities take action, says Pahang MB

KUALA LUMPUR: The people of Pahang have been urged to remain calm and leave it to the authorities to take action on the recent Molotov cocktail attack involving the KK Super Mart.

Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail (pic) said he is well informed of the incident at the KK Super Mart branch in Sungai Isap, in Kuantan on Saturday (March 30).

"I am aware of an incident at a KK Super Mart branch in Sungai Isap, where a Molotov cocktail was thrown at 5.14am.

"I do not rule out the possibility that the culprits intended to provoke the public.

"I leave it entirely to the police to investigate and take appropriate action on the incident.

"I hope the people in this state remain calm and place their confidence in the authorities to follow up on this incident," he said in a statement on Saturday (March 30).

Wan Rosdy then cautioned people that they should not take actions beyond the limits of the law, especially in regard to the socks issues.

It was reported on Saturday (March 30) that another KK Super Mart outlet was 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.

"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 added that the case is being investigated under Section 435 of the Penal Code for mischief by fire with the intent to cause damage.

Previously, a KK Super Mart outlet in Bidor, Perak, was attacked with a Molotov cocktail on March 26.

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 has since issued apologies but calls for boycott continue to persist.

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