Police to investigate logo similar to the word “ALLAH” on high heel shoes


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KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) confirmed that an investigation paper had been opened on the allegation that a logo similar to the word “ALLAH” was shown on the sole of a shoe that had gone viral on social media on Sunday.

Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said, the police had received a report from a 35 year old male in Pulau Pinang.

Razarudin said, the male in his report had stated that at 4.32am, he had seen a message on Facebook that had humiliated “ALLAH”.

“Through the message, there was a sign similar to the word ALLAH on the sole of a branded shoe. The message had been shared by 8,000 people,” Razarudin said when contacted by Sinar Harian, Sunday.

According to Razarudin, the police had opened an investigation paper under Section 298 Penal Code on reasons of religion, causing a disharmony atmosphere, breaking up or hostility, hatred with ill-intention or harmful to unity.

He added the case is also being investigated following Section 233 Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

“We will trace the witnesses related to the case to assist in the investigation,” he said.

Earlier Sinar Harian in its report had mentioned that in a video that had gone viral, a male alleged that he was shocked when he saw the shoes that he had bought had shown a logo alleged to be similar to the word “ALLAH”.

Meanwhile, a Facebook browser, Mohd. Haridz who bought a pair of shoes for his wife at a shopping complexs in Kuantan had exposed that there was similar “ALLAH” word on the sole of the shoe.

On another development, the Vern’s Holding Sdn. Bhd. had stated their apology related to the logo of a high heel shoe that they produced had hurt the feelings of the Muslims in the country.

The company via a statement had informed that they had no intention to produce a logo design aimed to belittle or humiliate any religion or beliefs.

“For your information, the logo is 100 per cent based on the lace line shadow that has been joined with a high heel shoe like the one attached on the picture.

“However we admitted that there was weakness in the logo design that could caused it to be wrongly analysed and further hurt the feelings of many parties,” the statement said Sunday.

The statement elaborated that the company had taken immediate step to stop the selling of the shoes and ready to return the money to the customer that had bought the shoes.

“We in the management group would like to apologize to all and hope for sympathy to give us a space to improve the mistakes that had happened,” the statement added. –Malaysia World News.

 


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