Retired cops: Don’t take the law into your own hands


Respa president Datuk Meor Chek Hussien

KUALA LUMPUR: All parties should let the controversial socks issue involving KK Super Mart to be handled by the authorities in accordance with the law, says retired senior policemen.

Retired Senior Police Officers Association of Malaysia (Respa) president Datuk Meor Chek Hussien Mahayuddin said all parties, irrespective of race, religion or background, should not take the law into their own hands.

“Let’s learn from the incident, come to terms (with it) with humility, and do what is best for the country and its citizens.

“Our children are watching, and let us give them a lesson that will further build and create prosperity for this nation of ours,” he said when contacted.

He was commenting on the controversial socks issue and the subsequent incidents that occurred, including the Molotov cocktail attacks on KK Super Mart stores and Umno Youth chief Dr Muhamad Akmal Saleh being detained for questioning by police.

Meor Chek Hussien said recent incidents stemming from the socks issue were deeply concerning.

“However, authorities have taken necessary and immediate action to address the matter before it got out of hand.

“Actions taken by the police, the courts and His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia, should signal that the issue is being handled accordingly.

“There is no need for other parties to take any unwarranted action that could worsen the situation,” he said.

All Malaysians should foster the spirit of unity and strengthen bonds with each other, he added.

“If we are united, narrow perspectives on any issue could be avoided,” he said.

On Wednesday, Sultan Ibrahim consented to grant an audience to Datuk Seri Chai Kee Kan, the owner of KK Super Mart, which was recently involved in the controversial socks issue.

During the 15-minute audience, Chai sought His Majesty’s forgiveness and apologised to the King and all Muslims over the issue.

His Majesty decreed that all parties, including KK Super Mart, must be more careful with the products they sell, especially imported goods, to avoid a recurrence of such issues.

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