No need for ‘Allah’ socks issue to escalate —— Yii

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Media Statement By YB Kelvin Yii:

There is no need for any escalation or excessive threats on the KK Mart controversy that is not productive and will only serve to divide our multicultural even further and even hurt the local economy, even local workers of all races.

Since the realisation of the controversy, I have been in contact with the owner of KK Mart to get a better understanding of the matter and to find a way forward that is best for all parties, addressing the misunderstanding and sensitivities of all parties.

The misunderstanding started through misunderstanding between the supplier and the owner wasn’t even aware the socks being sent to his shops were designed that way. Upon realising the matter, he took immediate steps to rectify the matter including making a public apology and further steps to allay the concerns and misunderstanding.

Fact of the matter is, UMNO Youth when realising this matter, should have find a better way forward including taking this as an opportunity to bridge the divide rather than actually dividing the people.

We cannot be reactive to any issue and as young leaders we must look at bringing mature politics and policies that integrate and promote social integration  rather than threats that divide us.

There are many matters we need focus upon as a country which we all will need work together, priotising the economy and welfare of our people regardless of background.

Let us take this opportunity during the Holy month of Ramadan to learn to find ways to build bridges between one another and strengthen our resolve to focus of the needs of our people and country