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Third Malaysian KK Super Mart store petrol-bombed as ‘Allah socks’ row rages on

The latest attack on Sunday morning struck an outlet in Kuching, Sarawak, in Malaysian Borneo – an unusual target for religious acrimony due to the territory’s unique demographics as the only part of the country that is predominantly Christian and seen as more tolerant than other places in Muslim-majority Malaysia.

“The police are actively pursuing the suspects and the case is being investigated,” said Kuching district police chief Ahsmon Bajah.

He added a charge of arson carried up to seven years in prison and a fine under Malaysian law.

The attack came a day after Prime Minister Anwar praised the peace and stability in Sarawak, saying it should be an example to the rest of Malaysia.

“Any issues and differences need to be managed with wisdom, courtesy and love instead of fighting, anger and hatred,” Anwar said in a Facebook post.

Without mentioning the socks issue, he criticised the Malaysian public for being easily entangled in issues and prone to “magnify small matters”.

The charges under the offence of intentionally wounding the religious feelings of others carry a maximum jail term of one year and a fine.

The vitriol also led to Umno Youth Chief Akmal Saleh – a politician at the forefront of the push against KK Super Mart – receiving a death threat from a member of the public, who has subsequently been detained.

Despite the unprecedented string of attacks against the supermarket chain, extremism expert Munira Mustaffa from Chasseur Group, a consultancy specialising in security challenges, said that while the attacks might be networked or copycat, they were not terrorists acts as claimed by a Sabah lawmaker.

Rather, they were acts of vigilantism, Munira said. “[They are carried out by] individuals who, perceiving a failure by