Selangor Journal
Shah Alam district police chief ACP Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim. — Picture via FACEBOOK/IPD SHAH ALAM

Cops warn against misleading sales promotions

SHAH ALAM, April 2 — Traders have been advised to avoid having sales promotions that are misleading especially during festive seasons, said Shah Alam district police chief ACP Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim.

He was commenting in the wake of a commotion that broke out yesterday at a clothing store in Section 7, due to a promotional claim that the shop would sell clothes for as low as RM1.

Mohd Iqbalsaid the public is advised not to be so gullible by any promotions during festive seasons.

Earlier, his team received a complaint at 10.30am, following a commotion at the start of operating hours at the store, which ran a promotion where the first 100 shoppers could buy clothes at a bargain of RM1, while the next 50 customers would get a free kurta.

“It is estimated that more than 500 people flooded the store to take advantage of the promotional price until there was a push-and-shove situation.

“At 11.45am, due to safety factors, the store’s management decided to close the shop as it was unable to control the crowd,” Mohd Iqbal said in a statement.

The police added that so far there has been no police report lodged by any of the parties involved in the incident and no untoward incidents have occurred.

— Bernama

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