Home Ministry’s probe on KK Mart continues

Probe on convenience store KK Mart will continue over the sale of socks with the word “Allah” even though the company has issued an apology, confirmed Deputy Home Minister Datuk Srri Shamsul Anuar Nasarah.

“KDN views this issue seriously and enforcement action was taken by carrying out checks at all KK Mart premises nationwide and the results of the inspection we made found that KK Mart had already recalled all the socks in question from all of its branches nationwide.

“However, we conducted further investigations on the management and vendors involved to ensure that these socks are no longer in the market.

“Although an apology was issued by KK Mart and the vendors involved, KDN will continue investigations to contain this issue that caused public uproar and annoyance, and if found guilty, the relevant parties may be punished with a fine of up to RM20,000 or imprisonment of up to three years, or both,” he told the Dewan Rakyat.

He said this in response to a question from Datuk Mohd Shahar Abdullah (BN-Paya Besar) who queried on the ministry’s action against the sale of the socks.

Shamsul added that 36 police reports have been received regarding the matter. Investigations are being conducted under section 298A of the Penal Code and section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

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