By Annisa Mirandasari
KUALA LUMPUR, 21 December 2021: Following the incident of breaking into the Mydin hypermarket’s premises, Mydin’s Managing Director, Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin, recognised the acts and legalised those who did such thing for the sake of survival.
In an official statement issued earlier today, Ameer stated that he is opposed to the act of stealing, but he acknowledged that it could occur during an emergency because the breakers were in desperate need of resources to survive the floods.
“To be honest, I do not support the act of stealing, but in an emergency, they may have no choice but to do so in order to survive.”
He continued, “With my whole heart, I legitimise those who commit such acts with the intention of continuing to survive as a result of aid arriving late, not with the opposite intention.”
He also encouraged Malaysians to pray for the survivors’ safety and recovery from the floods and outbreaks.
Mydin has been disrupted by the flood that has been affecting Malaysia since Friday, and has since lost millions of Ringgit on top of the break-ins that occurred on 18 December in its Sri Muda, Shah Alam premise.
Previously, social media was flooded with reports of Mydin being “robbed” by flood victims due to a lack of food and other necessities, as well as restrictions on receiving basic assistance. ***
Source: Astro AWANI
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