Dear Minister and Malaysian Government.
Please kindly control the ever increasing GREED of owners of Shopping Malls.
You could see that KLCC was charging the British India nearly RM 150,000.00 per month and now demanding RM 330,000.00 (not exact figures, just from the rough amount I recalled)
The KLCC management is even refusing to renew the tenancy and now only because of the refusal and court case they are offering the second floor.
Please kindly note that all these charges would ultimately pass on to consumers and cause escalating INFLATION.
This ever increasing charges are practiced by ALL the supermarket operators. It is the time for the government to control their greed.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians should be proud of local fashion firm BritishIndia as it is one of the few home-grown brands that have succeeded internationally.
As such, International Trade and Industry Ministry secretary-general Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, has urged Malaysians to continue supporting the brand alongside other local success stories.
“We don’t really have that many Malaysian brands that stand out in the international market, so when we do, we must keep promoting them,” she said.
Sta Maria said BritishIndia had grown over the years without much Government help to become what it had become today.
“This is the value of BritishIndia along with other local brands, such as Royal Selangor,” she said when contacted.
The fashion company, set up in 1994 and which now has more than 40 outlets across Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines, is currently in a dispute with Suria KLCC where one of its outlets is located.
BritishIndia said that it was informed on May 28 last year that the mall did not intend to renew its tenancy.
It claimed that the mall ordered BritishIndia to unconditionally accept the terms of offer to relocate to another space in the mall.
The clothing firm went to court to seek an injunction against Suria KLCC’s attempt to board up the former’s premises if it did not move out.
On Tuesday, it was reported that the two parties reached an informal agreement to “maintain the status quo”, meaning that BritishIndia will maintain its space in Suria KLCC pending further discussions with the mall operator.
Sta Maria said that part of the ministry’s job was to support Malaysian brands overseas, and as such “one would think that it is a given that we would also want to promote the brand within our country”.