| Bangkok, Thailand | 3 June 2017 | Asia Samachar |
A Thai slipper manufacturer has agreed to stop making slippers badged with the khanda, a popular Sikh symbol, after being approached by some Sikh groups.
The factory has apologised, decided to stop the production of the slippers and will instruct its agents not to sell them, reports the Facebook-based Thai Sikh News “
“If there are any stock left in the market, we have offered to buy them so that they won’t be on the market,” said a representative from the channel.
The channel spoke to a representative of the PPL Rubber & Footware Co Ltd, a manufacturer and distributer of fashion slippers, which has a factory in Samut Sakhon, a Thai central province.
Yesterday, Asia Samachar reported that Bangkok Sikhs have approached a slipper manufacturer after being alerted by Sikhs in Malaysia.
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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