SERI KEMBANGAN: Enough security should be provided to raise public confidence and allow tenants at Low Yat Plaza resume business, said MCA Youth chief Chong Sin Woon.
He said the number of customers visiting the area had dropped dramatically since a brawl broke out there last weekend.
“People are still afraid. Other than the significant drop in customers, at least 50% of the workers there did not turn up for work,” he told reporters after launching the “I Love New Village” programme at SMK Seri Kembangan here yesterday.
Chong said people were afraid that another fight might break out while the workers were concerned about the return of gangsters or police.
“A couple of days ago, police rounded up 30 to 40 workers for questioning even though they were not involved in the brawl at all,” he said, adding that this was unfair and urged the police to be more polite when dealing with the workers.
“Now we have to work on increasing security from the management side and the police.
“Perhaps, people should also be escorted to their vehicles while exiting the plaza because many are still afraid,” he said.
“MCA will ensure that the Government and police are fair to everyone involved in the incident,” he said, adding that the incident had nothing to do with racial tensions but was just a brawl started by thugs.
On a separate matter, Chong said MCA deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong was doing well following his surgery.
“He has been following the news and is also concerned about the Low Yat Plaza incident,” he said, adding that he had been in communication with him via text messages and WhatsApp.
Chong said Dr Wee should be back to attending his duties after Hari Raya.
Last night, Dr Wee tweeted a picture of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor visiting him at the hospital.
He wrote: “Thank you PM DS@najibrazak & DS Rosmah for visiting me today from 4.45-5.30pm.”
He also thanked Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam for visiting him earlier in the day.
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