For those in the dark, Pavilion Bukit Jalil was finally launched to the public this Friday (3rd December). Among the new outlets that recently opened its doors include the popular toy retailer, Toys R Us. According to Lobak Merah, the store recently offered discounts of up to 60% for selected items in conjunction with its grand opening.
However, it appears that a dramatic incident took place at the toy store, when a group of male adults were seen swarming the Hot Wheels toy rack. A photo of the Hot Wheels collectors fighting over the toy cars (apparently without practising social distancing) have also gone viral on social media, much to the dismay of netizens.
Aside from the massive criticism from social media users, the incident also caught the attention of the police. Cheras District Police Chief, ACP Muhammad Idzam Jaafar, stated that his team came across the aforementioned viral photos featuring the male shoppers, at about 2:50pm yesterday (Sunday, 5th December). As revealed in their initial investigation, the incident took place last Friday.
“The police are currently proceeding with their investigation to identify the individuals involved in the SOP violation at the premise. The case is being investigated in accordance with Section 22 (b) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and Regulation 17 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (No.2) 2021,” the police official revealed in his statement.
So far, Toys R Us Malaysia have yet to provide any statements to address the reports on its official social media accounts.