PETALING JAYA - Several major shopping complexes will show solidarity to mark the national day of mourning today.
Bandar Raya Developments Berhad, which owns Bangsar Shopping Centre, said the company would be observing the day by encouraging their staff to wear black.
"This is a mark of respect to the victims who died in the crash," said communications manager Jaclyn Low.
Suria KLCC Group, which operates Alamanda Shopping Centre, Mesra Mall and Suria KLCC, will observe a moment of silence among employees of the group at 10am on Friday.
"Messages of condolences will be posted on the digital screens, websites and Facebook pages of the three centres.
"Retailers of Suria KLCC, Alamanda and Mesra Mall are also encouraged to observe a moment of silence, and minimise music and entertainment activities at their premises," said the group in a statement yesterday.
Sunway Pyramid said the music played at the mall would not be upbeat and events planned for the day would be postponed.
"We have also placed messages in the surau to remind those who are praying to remember the victims of MH17 in their prayers," said the mall's senior marketing manager Darren Chear.
1Utama Shopping Centre's advertising and promotion general manager Patrick So said the music and activities would be toned down today as a mark of respect.
He said the management had also encouraged the staff to wear sombre coloured outfits.
"Although we have not issued any specific instructions, the retailers and staff understand the situation and will do what they can," said So.