Crime & Courts

KK Mart founder's statement recorded

KUALA LUMPUR: The police yesterday recorded KK Supermart and Superstore Sdn Bhd's founder's statement regarding the sale of socks bearing the word Allah.

The Federal Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID), in a statement today, confirmed the matter and said the individual was among eight who had their statements recorded to assist investigation into the case.

The department said the founder of the 24-hour convenience store chain provided his statement at 12.30pm yesterday at an undisclosed location.

"The investigation is still in its early stages, and the CID's Classified Crime Investigation Unit will conduct a thorough investigation into the case, which have been reported to have ocurrred at the KK Mart Bandar Sunway Pyramid outlet in Petaling Jaya.

"The unit is identifying the procurement process and other relevant matters to identify the perpetrators involved," the CID said.

The department added that the investigation would cover all aspects before final conclusions are drawn, and that preliminary investigations revealed that the vendor operates in Batu Pahat, Johor.

Meanwhile, up to 12 pm today, 80 reports related to the matter have been received nationwide.

Yesterday, CID director Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said the police had opened two investigation papers on the issue.

He said the case was being investigated by the Classified Crime Investigation Unit (D5) under Section 298A of the Penal Code, which pertains to issues related to religion, causing disharmony, disunity, or hatred, malicious intent, or detrimental to unity.

The case is also being probed under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, which involves the misuse of network facilities or services.

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