After Low Yat clash, clip of Chinese youths singing ‘Selamat Hari Raya’ warms hearts on Twitter

A screen capture showing the group of chinese students singing 'Selamat Hari Raya' during a train ride.
A screen capture showing the group of chinese students singing 'Selamat Hari Raya' during a train ride.

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 — As video of a group of Chinese youths clapping their hands and singing “Selamat Hari Raya” during a train ride has gone viral on Twitter, drawing scores of positive remarks from users who cited it as proof that Malaysians are still a united bunch despite the bloody brawl at Low Yat Plaza last weekend.

The 30-second clip showing the youths singing the popular song by the late Puan Sri Salmah Ismail or Saloma was uploaded by Twitter user Arisya on Monday night and has since been retweeted nearly 5,000 times and favourited by over 1,800 other users.

“Padunya Chinese pun nyanyi lagu raya dalam KTM!,” Arisya wrote in her post using the Twitter handle @sekuntum_isya.

[Translation: How united... even the Chinese are singing the Hari Raya song in the KTM]



Other users on the microblogging site had equally positive remarks about the clip.

“Point of view of malaysia i want to live in. Bukan sibuk tak habis habis pasal gaduh,” ‏@nazrullhalim write, tagging Arisya in his reply.

[Translation: Point of view of Malaysia I want to live in. Instead of endlessly talking about fighting]

“Indahnya, lambang perpaduan bangsa ditengah2 kemelut Low Yat,” useer @MarrMohamad12 wrote.

[Translation: How beautiful, a symbol of unity in the midst of the Low Yat crisis]

A riot broke out Sunday night at Low Yat Plaza, leaving five people injured, including three pressmen.

The riot reportedly started after 22-year-old Shahrul Anuar Abdul Aziz was handed over on Saturday to the police for allegedly stealing a RM800 phone from a store at the popular tech mall.

According to the police, Shahrul’s friend, who was also nabbed but later released, had contacted their other friends and the group returned to the mobile phone store, assaulted its workers and caused some RM70,000 worth of damages.

Rumours swirled on social media after the alleged theft that the Chinese trader had sold the Malay man a counterfeit phone, leading to calls for boycotts of “cheating” Chinese traders and the complex.


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