Highlighting safety lapses at expo sites


AFTER reading the letter “Crucial role of KL International Book Fair” (The Star, May 29), I felt compelled to draw attention to critical safety oversights at prominent events that host well over 100,000 visitors daily. Such events may be marred by safety protocols that fall short of ensuring attendee well-being.

The current site layouts and crowd management strategies are alarmingly inadequate. The scant number of exits, coupled with the haphazard arrangement of booths, creates a perilous bottleneck effect. This not only impedes the free flow of attendees, which includes a large number of children, but also severely restricts emergency service access. Allowing trolleys and prams into the exhibition areas, contrary to international exhibition norms, exacerbates the potential for chaos.

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