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KUALA LUMPUR, 6 March 2020 - An audio recording had gone viral on social media since yesterday evening wherein a man speaking in Mandarin alleged, amongst other things, that forty Chinese nationals from Covid-19 affected areas in Fujian and Sichuan had checked into the service apartments at Berjaya Times Square.

In a statement issued today by the Chairman of Berjaya Times Square Management Corporation, Mr. Derek Chin said that while we continue to welcome guests and visitors from China to Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall and Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, we recognize that given the current situation of the global Covid-19 pandemic, such news will cause undue anxiety to members of the public who visit the shopping mall and the hotel at Berjaya Times Square.

“We can now confirm that there is no truth whatsoever to this audio recording concerning Berjaya Times Square and we urge the public not to believe it or be unduly alarmed by this piece of fake news.

We have also lodged a police report and a report with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) regarding this matter.”

As soon as the audio recording appeared on social media platforms and chat groups, an immediate investigation was conducted to verify whether or not there was any truth to the contents of the audio recording.

A review of all guests check-in at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur was able to confirm that no large group of Chinese tourists had checked into the hotel since the past two days.

Berjaya Times Square Management Corporation’s security personnel had also reviewed all the CCTV surveillance videos at both the entrances of the service suites and they were able to confirm that there has been no large influx of Chinese visitors to the two service suites towers since yesterday morning nor any large gatherings of Chinese visitors in the service suites tower lobby areas.

“We wish to assure our guests and visitors to Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall and Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur and also the occupants of the service suites at Berjaya Times Square that your well-being is of the utmost priority to the Management Corporation and our staff remain vigilant at all times to ensure that your health and safety are not compromised in any way,” the Chairman added.

“We wish also to add that the common areas in the shopping mall and hotel at Berjaya Times Square are cleaned and disinfected daily and we will continue with such precautionary measures and monitor the situation until such time the Covid-19 outbreak is no longer a threat.”


Acknowledged as ‘Malaysia’s largest building ever built in a single phase’ with a gross build-up area of 7.5 million square feet, Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur offers unparalleled shopping, abundant dining choices as well as a variety of lifestyle entertainment, right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city. It houses the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park – Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park which showcases 14 major rides, the all new VR Games, First & Largest Crochet Playground, Carnival Games Kiosks and other fun-tastic attractions; an IT Centre catering to all modern digital lifestyle needs; one of the biggest bowling centers in the country – Ampang Superbowl and Malaysia’s First Motion Sensor Grand Musical Stairs. It is also home to themed retail districts; Central Park and Tiny Taipei. Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur is easily accessible via public transportation with the convenience of the KL Monorail stopping right at its doorstep and the RapidKL a mere 5 minutes’ walk away.


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