A shop that sells Japanese healthcare and home products in Larkin Perdana, Johor Baru, has raised eyebrows with its "Malays only" notice.
China Press reported that the outlet displayed a notice informing patrons that Bahasa Malaysia would be used to conduct all promotion sessions.
The notice, in both Malay and Chinese, requested Chinese customers to patronise its other outlets, catering for their community.
The outlet manager told the daily that the company was trying to expand its market base to include more Malays and Indians, so it has set up outlets in Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur and Johor that use Malay only.
The company has one outlet in Klang, Selangor, that uses Chinese as the medium, the manager added.
She said initially, the company had mostly Chinese customers as its products were not certified halal.
But some of them have since obtained the certification.
Having different premises for different races is only a marketing strategy, she said.