Thai made slippers with khanda symbol on sale in Malaysia


| Malaysia | 2 June 2017 | Asia Samachar |

KHANDA ON SLIPPERS: Thai manufacturer approached to discontinue production – PHOTO / SOCIAL MEDIA

Bangkok Sikhs have approached a manufacturer who is believed to have produced slippers badged with the khanda, a popular Sikh symbol, after being alerted by Sikhs in Malaysia.

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Bangkok, the largest gurdwara in the capital city of Thailand, is expected dispatch a letter to the manufacturer to formalise the request.

“We have spoken to the gurdwara committee and they are getting in touch with the manufacturer,” Malkith Singh, an active Sikh volunteer and a former jathedar of Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia (SNSM), told Asia Samachar.

It is understood that SNSM had also approached members of the Bangkok Sikhs on the same matter.

The issue was widely shared over the social media in Malaysia when some Sikhs found the slippers on sale in Alor Star, Kedah.


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  1. What would have been the reaction if religious symbols of other religions had been similarly insulted?
    There may have been mayhem.

    Gur Fateh