A video of an open house event at Dataran Merdeka was uploaded to TikTok on the 28th of May. The video, which has received 338,500 views as of today, depicted a lack of physical separation between guests vying for the free Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) served there at a stall.
@hizamsanordin or Ijam, the TikTok user who uploaded the video, did not reveal the open house’s organiser. He can be heard saying, “It’s chaotic here, (I’m not sure) which counter this is. There are so many of you that even the ones in the back haven’t gotten them (the food). Please be patient.” Other guests can also be heard yelling angrily at the crowd to be patient.
With very few RELA officers controlling the crowd barging for the KFC, the video also showed several individuals who had to hide their pain after being collapsed by other guests ‘queueing’ behind them. Disappointed faces can be seen after they heard the news of the food distribution that had to be cut short early due to the lack of supply.
The video has accumulated more than 2,000 comments from netizens. Some of them commented they would rather starve than resort to the kind of behaviour shown by the people in the video.
Netizens also commented with remorse that such a situation happened in Malaysia and blamed the open house organisers for not giving out clear rules before they started distributing the KFC. Read more comments from TikTok users below: