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Fadillah appeals for calm after petrol bomb attack on KK Mart in Kuching
Published on: Tuesday, April 02, 2024
By: FMT, Jason Thomas
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Fadillah appeals for calm after petrol bomb attack on KK Mart in Kuching
Petra Jaya MP Fadillah Yusof said the public must let the authorities do their job. (Bernama pic)
PETALING JAYA: Deputy prime minister Fadillah Yusof has appealed for calm following the petrol bomb attack at a KK Mart outlet in Kuching on Sunday.

The Petra Jaya MP urged the public to let the authorities do their job to nab the culprit.

“I also want the police to find the culprit and charge them immediately,” he said in a text message to FMT.

The attack on the KK Mart outlet in Kuching, was the third such incident in the span of a week. The incident was reported by a 25-year-old man who worked at the outlet in Jalan Satok.

The first two attacks were carried out against KK Mart outlets in Bidor, Perak, and Kuantan, Pahang, last week.

The petrol bomb thrown at the shop in Bidor on March 26 failed to explode, while the attack in Kuantan on March 29 set several items on fire but the flames were promptly put out by KK Mart workers.

KK Mart has been mired in controversy since March 13 after socks with the word “Allah” were discovered at its Bandar Sunway outlet, sparking calls by Umno Youth for a nationwide boycott of the convenience store chain.

KK Mart’s founder and a director have since been charged with intentionally wounding the religious feelings of Muslims by selling the socks, while three officers of the vendor, Xin Jian Chang Sdn Bhd, were charged with abetment. All claimed trial.

Earlier this evening Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii, from DAP, said he was left stunned by the attack, saying he never expected such an incident to take place in Kuching where people have for years lived harmoniously regardless of race, religion or background.

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