PUTRAJAYA, April 30 (Bernama) -- The rally which turned chaotic on Saturday
when demonstrators breached police barricades at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala
Lumpur, hurt the tourism industry and disrupted the country''s economy.
Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said the rally had caused a
30-pax tour group from Indonesia to cancel its visit to Malaysia for security
In addition, she said feedback from mainstream shopping centres and business
communities in the city centres showed losses incurred due to the rally.
"For example, traders in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Pertama Complex incurred
average losses of about RM20,000 to RM40,000.
"The Brickfields Business Council estimated that 100 retail outlets in
Brickfields saw a 50 per cent sales drop, or at least RM10,000 in losses. The
total losses are unknown," Dr Ng told reporters at a media conference on
Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Sunday Bike Ride @ Raub here today.
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