Fear, concern among retailers after calls for KK Mart boycott

Umno Youth has been calling for a nationwide boycott of KK Mart’s stores since socks bearing the word ‘Allah’ were found at an outlet in Bandar Sunway.

PETALING JAYA: Calls to boycott convenience store chain KK Mart has raised “immense fear and grave concern” among retailers about the possibility of falling victim to similar “malicious public persecution tactics” under the pretext of freedom of speech, a trade group said.

The Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA) today said businesses and investors were “very concerned” with the latest developments surrounding KK Mart, which has been embroiled in controversy after mistakenly selling socks with the word “Allah” at one of its branches.