KUALA LUMPUR: Sales at Low Yat Plaza have plunged by almost half following the theft-turned-brawl last weekend and MCA has plans to revive the public’s sense of security in the mall.
MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the party would discuss with the Federal Territo- ries Ministry to hold a Hari Raya gathering in the mall which is popular for smartphones and IT gadgets.
Retailers there claimed that there was a 40% to 50% drop in sales after a theft of a handphone turned into a brawl last weekend, he said.
To bring the customers back, he said MCA and the Low Yat Plaza management planned to organise a Raya gathering at the mall.
“We would like to assist in whatever way possible to bring the situation back to normal. There has been no disturbances but business has been down by 40% to 50%.
“The Federal Territory MCA would like to propose a Hari Raya celebration in Low Yat Plaza by early August to bring back the harmony here,” he said during a visit to the plaza on Friday.
He was accompanied by MCA Youth chief Chong Sin Woon.
The proposal, said Liow, had to be further discussed with the Federal Territories Ministry and the Low Yat management.
Liow urged everyone to maintain harmony among the various ethnic groups and not allow racism to rear its ugly head.
“All of us are here to ensure the safety, harmony and unity of the people in this country. We should not allow a small group of people to create a chaotic situation at any place – in Low Yat or even Kuala Lumpur,” he said.
People, said Liow, should also not circulate irresponsible messages such as racist statements as these could lead to more speculation.
“We are sad that an incident of theft was made into a racial issue. It is very unfortunate for this country,” he said.
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