25 Sep '15, 5am

Many shops in Malaysia's Petaling Street may close amid talk of weekend rally

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Petaling Street may be deserted on Saturday (Sept 26) over fears of a riot threatened by the organiser of red shirt protesters. Kuala Lumpur Hawkers and Petty Traders Association chairman Datuk Ang Say Tee said about 400 of the 773 traders were afraid that there would be chaos like what happened on Sept 16 when the red shirt rally took place. "Members have been calling and asking if they should close on Saturday. They fear that business will be disrupted. "I have advised them to lodge police reports. We are afraid because we are doing business," said Ang. He said if it was true that counterfeit or fake items were sold, it was not up to the red shirt protesters to take action against traders but the duty of authorities. "If we are in the wrong, then City Hall, the police or the Domestic, Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minist...

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