Bukit Aman warns against inflaming 3R issues amidst ‘Allah’ socks controversy

BUKIT Aman has issued a stern warning to all parties including politicians to refrain from stoking racial, religious, and royal sensitivities in a bid to quell escalating tensions surrounding the recent controversy over the sale of socks bearing the word “Allah” at KK Mart.

Speaking at a press conference, Bukit Aman’s criminal investigation department director Shuhaily Zain echoed former UMNO Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin’s call for de-escalation, noting that decisive action is already in progress.

“As tension rises over the 3R issue, firstly, we will thoroughly investigate reports related to racial issues, regardless of whether they are initiated by the government or other parties. We maintain consistency in investigating MPs from both the government and opposition sides. We investigate everything. I urge all parties to stand down,” he remarked.

He also cautioned that failure to temper the situation could result in a repeat of the violent clashes seen in the 2001 Kampung Medan incident, underscoring the potential damage to the nation’s reputation.

“This will only tarnish the country’s image.”

Moreover, Shuhaily revealed that the police are actively monitoring for any movements aimed at exacerbating the situation.

“Let our justice do its job, let the matter go through the due legal process. This will show our people’s maturity in handling sensitive issues in the country,” he added.

“Police had received 10 reports regarding the ‘Allah’ socks issue, including two which led to the founder and director of KK Mart claiming trial to intentionally wounding the religious feelings of Muslims.”

Furthermore, three officers from Xin Jian Chang Sdn Bhd, the supplier of the controversial socks, have been charged with abetting in the offence, all of whom have pleaded not guilty. – March 27, 2024

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