Low Yat up and running as usual

Low Yat up and running as usual
Busy again: Shops at Low Yat Plaza are back to doing business, with only one shop closed.
PHOTO: The Star/ANN

KUALA LUMPUR - Low Yat Plaza is back to its bustling and vibrant self with all its retailers opening for business.

Shops were seen opened at 10am with customers and tourists flocking the mall, surveying the gadgets they were interested in.

A security guard working there said that things were pretty much back to normal and all outlets except one - the Oppo outlet involved in the fracas on Saturday - were up and running.

Azlan Shah, a salesman, said it was time for Malaysians to move forward and put the incident behind them - but not without learning lessons from it.

"I have been working here for years and have never felt scared until what happened on Sunday. I was scared for myself, I was scared for my Chinese friends.

"I cannot say there are no cheating cases here, but if you really want to talk about it, such cases exist everywhere.

"Anyone can cheat so it is clearly not a racial issue. We must focus on racial unity."

A saleswoman, who only wished to be identified as Sammy Looi, 31, said the riot had led most retailers at the complex to close their shops for fear of their safety.

"We had to close our shop for two days. Some of us lost a lot of money but safety is more important.

"I would like to remind Malaysians - it doesn't matter whether you are a Malay, Chinese, Indian, Kadazan - the most important thing is not to take the law into your own hands.

"At the end of the day, we all bleed red. We breathe the same air. Think of those who were not involved but who were also made to suffer," she said.

Taxi driver Rahim K. said that based on feedback from a KL Cabbies WhatsApp group, calls were still coming in from passengers wanting to go into Bukit Bintang.

"It's like nothing happened,'' said sales executive Lina Tan who works at Berjaya Times Square.

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