What is the motivation behind escalating violence on KK Mart?

DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng expressed grave concerns over the escalating violence surrounding the recent bombing incidents at two KK convenience stores in Malaysia.

“The wrongdoers have apologised, they have been taken to court, the police have also taken action, even the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Sultan of Perak have spoken out,” said the Bagan MP, reported Sin Chew Daily.

Lim noted that neither opposition parties nor religious authorities incited boycotts, yet those in power did.

He stopped short of naming individuals outrightly.

“If even the rulers of the country are not respected, what are the intentions?” Lim asked.

He said the Chinese community understands and empathises with Muslim discontent over the sock controversy, and DAP decided to leave the matter to be probed by the authorities.

He urged relevant individuals to follow the prime minister and home ministry advice, by entrusting the sock issue to the police, due to escalating violence, which endangers situation as it threatens the nation’s social harmony.

“I hope the relevant parties can understand the repercussions if this issue continues to escalate.

“I urge all relevant parties to stop,” he said.

On March 13, social media went frenzy as images surfaced of socks emblazoned with the word “Allah” being retailed at KK Mart in Bandar Sunway, sparking fury within the Muslim community.

Since then KK Mart has apologised, and the supplier, Xin Jian Chang Sdn Bhd, had to temporarily shut down after its business licence was revoked by Batu Pahat Municipal Council (MPBP).