KK Mart Group founder charged over “Allah” socks


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SHAH ALAM: The founder and executive chairman of KK Mart Group, Datuk Seri Dr. Chai Kee Kan and wife Datin Seri Loh Siew Mui who is also his company director, both pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court, Tuesday to a charge of intentionally wounding the religious feelings of Muslims by displaying socks bearing the word “Allah” at its Bandar Sunway outlet.

Chai Kee Kan, 57, and Loh Siew Mui, 53, who were charged separately, said they understood the charges framed under Section 298 of the Penal Code before judge Muhamad Anas Mahadzir.

They had committed the offences as company directors at KK Supermart &Superstore in Bandar Sunway on 13th March 2024 at 6.30am.

Judge Muhamad Anas set RM10,000 bail for Chai and Loh respectively. The court then fixed April 29 for mention.

Meanwhile, directors of a distribution company Xin Jian Chang Sdn. Bhd., Soh Chin Huat, 61, his wife, Goh Li Huay, 62, and their daughter Soh Hui San, 36, were separately charged under Section 109 of the Penal Code read with Section 298.

However they pleaded not guilty to a charge of abetting in wounding the feelings of Muslims in the same incident before judge Muhamad Anas Mahadzir.

They were charged with committing the offence at KK Supermart & Superstore Sdn Bhd, Bandar Sunway, on March 13at 6.30am..

Soh, who also represented the company (Xin Jian Chang Sdn Bhd), had to undertake a similar charge. They were charged under Section 109 of the Penal Code read together with Section 298 of the same law and faced a maximum prison sentence of one year or a fine or both if found guilty.

Deputy public prosecutor Datuk Masri Mohd. Daud proposed RM10,000 bail for each of them. Judge Muhamad Anas set RM10, 000 bail with one surety and fixed 29th April 2024 for mention. – Malaysia World News

 


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