KK Mart founder seeks King's forgiveness over socks issue

WAN AHMAD  ATARMIZI
WAN AHMAD ATARMIZI
03 Apr 2024 03:58pm
Photo: FACEBOOK / SULTAN IBRAHIM SULTAN ISKANDAR
Photo: FACEBOOK / SULTAN IBRAHIM SULTAN ISKANDAR
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SHAH ALAM - Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ibrahim granted an audience to KK Supermart & Superstore Sdn Bhd Group founder and executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Chai Kee Kan at the Istana Negara, today.

According to a post on Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar's Facebook, Chai has sought for forgiveness from His Majesty and all Muslims during a 15-minute audience over the issue of the sale of socks bearing the word "Allah" at several KK Mart stores.

In the post, His Majesty emphasised the importance of heightened vigilance and responsibility among all parties involved in the sales of goods, particularly imported products to prevent such incidents from recurring.

"All parties must be more responsible. Let's not repeat the same mistake and I hope this is the last time I have to stress this.

"Once again, I stress that no one should take advantage of this matter, including inciting others. I do not want this matter to continue," said His Majesty.

On March 26, Chai and his wife Datin Seri Loh Siew Mui pleaded not guilty in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court to two counts of wounding the religious feelings of others over the sale of socks with the word "Allah" at the supermarket premises.

Chai, 57, and Loh, 53, made the plea after the charges were read out to them before Judge Muhamad Anas Mahadzir.

The court allowed the couple bail of RM10,000 with one surety each.

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