Following the drama that ensued after a fight broke out at Kuala Lumpur’s most popular tech mall, Plaza Low Yat, there are now talks for a “Low Yat 2”.

A Malay-only gadget mall similar to Plaza Low Yat.

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

According to a report by MMO, Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob suggested that the MARA building in Jalan Raja Laut be converted for the purpose. The rural and regional development minister suggested for the third floor of the building to be opened for Malay gadget traders before the whole building is renovated for what he dubbed “Low Yat 2”.

He was quoted as saying to repoters:

We will develop the floor as soon as possible and we will provide space especially for Malay businessman. We will turn it into “Low Yat 2” and we will gather as many suppliers in the building.

The announcement of the proposed Low Yat 2 was made by Ismail Sabri after a brief visit at the MARA building in conjunction with the MARA Aidilfitri Open House.

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MARA building on Jalan Raja Laut
MARA building on Jalan Raja Laut

He added:

We realise the existence of other places which provide similar services, such as Bukit Bintang and the Pertama Complex opposite the MARA building. We, however believe that the public will have more option if they wish to conduct business straight with the suppliers. We target 100 percent business from the Malay community. There are currently no Malay suppliers, that is why they are given the leniency.

Meanwhile, 3 mobile phone salesmen have since been fined RM1,800 each for apprehending the thief. Magistrate Muhamad Faizal Ismail sentenced Low Leong Seng, 29, Eric Chan Weng, 23, and Soo Weng Hing, 26, after they admitted to the charge on Monday (10th August). Low, Chan, and Soo were jointly accused of causing injury to Shahrul Anuar Abdul Aziz, 22, at Level G in Plaza Low Yat.

Sources: MMO, Astro Awani.

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