ACCCIS calls for immediate halt to KK Super Mart boycott

The storefront of the KK Super Mart outlet at Jalan Stephen Yong taken on March 19, 2024.

KUCHING, April 3: Amid the escalating tensions surrounding the boycott of the KK Super Mart convenience store chain over the ‘Allah socks’ controversy, the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sarawak (ACCCIS) calls for an immediate cessation of such activities in light of ongoing legal proceedings and national concerns.

In a media statement released by ACCCIS today, the body highlights the importance of respecting judicial procedures and national figures such as Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar and Prime Minister Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s calls to cease the ongoing boycott.

As a part of the business community, ACCCIS warned of the detrimental influence the boycott could cause to the economy and businesses, highlighting potential layoffs and unwarranted harm inflicted on innocent employees should the boycott persist.

Additionally, ACCCIS underlined a growing concern regarding the country’s image which could deter foreign investments, undermining any efforts to promote economic growth in the wake of the recent hate demonstration.

ACCCIS strongly condemned such irresponsible acts of violence and emphasised the need to preserve unity and promote tolerance within communities while calling on the government to address the issue promptly to resolve the controversy and take urgent measures to prevent any escalation. — DayakDaily