Indonesian police looking into pigskin Kickers, contemplating further action
JAKARTA (AP) - Police in the Muslim-majority nation of Indonesia say they have received a complaint against Kickers footwear company saying it labelled its shoes "halal" despite some being made with pig skin.
Jakarta Police spokesman Col. Rikwanto said on Friday two people who bought the shoes at a mall in the capital claimed they found the words "pig skin lining" written on the tags.
They said one of the reasons they purchased the shoes was because they had a sticker saying the pair was "halal," or religiously approved. Pigs and all of their parts are considered "haram," or forbidden, under Islam.
When contacted by The Associated Press for comment, the local distributor of Kickers apologised through its lawyer, saying it had mistakenly labelled the products.