SUPP Youth chief condemns ‘un-Sarawakian’ Molotov cocktail attack on KK Mart Satok

Datuk Michael Tiang

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, April 2: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Youth chief Datuk Michael Tiang has labelled the recent Molotov cocktail attack on the KK Mart Satok branch as “very un-Sarawakian”.

He condemned the act, asserting that such behaviour is “utterly unacceptable and directly challenges the fundamental values, culture, and harmony of Sarawak”.

Highlighting the gravity of the situation, Tiang emphasised that no individual should take matters into their own hands, as doing so undermines the racial harmony and unity that Sarawak has long prided itself on.

“It has never happened before, and it should not happen at all in Sarawak. This is so ‘un-Sarawakian’.

“Sarawak society is always considered as a prime model for racial unity and harmony. It came as a shock that this should happen in Sarawak,” he said in a statement today.

Tiang, who is also Deputy Minister of Local Government, stressed that such acts constitute serious crimes, and those responsible must face prosecution regardless of their motives.

He called upon all Sarawakians to unite in denouncing and rejecting such behavior, urging various sectors including religious groups, educational institutions, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to join forces in safeguarding Sarawak’s core values, culture, and harmony.

“Every Sarawakian has a role to play. Everyone should come together to stop this act from invading Sarawak because defending Sarawak spirit core values and culture and harmony is a shared responsibility,” he said.

Tiang, who is also Pelawan assemblyman, urged the public to remain calm and hoped that the incident was an isolated one.

Meanwhile, the attack, which occurred last Sunday, involved the hurling of a Molotov cocktail at the KK outlet on Jalan Satok, resulting in a fire that engulfed boxes of beverages placed outside the store.

The police are still investigating the incident under Section 435 of the Penal Code for mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to cause damage.

This incident in Kuching marked the third Molotov cocktail attack targeting KK Mart outlets, following similar incidents in Kuantan and Bidor, Perak. — DayakDaily