An unmasked white woman was spotted arguing with staff today outside a Dior outlet at the Suria KLCC shopping mall.
The unidentified woman was complaining about a faulty bag from the luxury retailer and alleged that she was pushed away by a staff member when she tried to enter the store.
“When I went to walk in, he put his hands on me and pushed me away,” she could be heard saying in a recording of the encounter. She also appeared to be recording staff with her own phone.
Twitter user DFEfiercefun posted the video today, tagging the health minister and his ministry in her tweet.
“Was in a [queue] at @Dior KLCC!!! No entry for no mask!!! This lady resisted and said those with masks are [communists]!! Applying ‘white entitlement’ in Malaysia!! Kudos to the @Dior KLCC and @SuriaKLCCMall staff @Khairykj @KKMPutrajaya please find and fine her!!!” the caption said.
Neither Dior Malaysia nor Suria KLCC had responded to inquiries via phone and email as of publication time.
Online, hundreds questioned how the woman managed to enter the mall without a mandatory mask in the first place. Some praised the staff at Dior for standing their ground. Those caught without masks in public spaces may be fined up to RM10,000 (US$2,400).
The coronavirus continues to be in retreat in Malaysia, which yesterday recorded 5,726 new cases, down from a late August peak of more than 20,000 per day.