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Why was this briefcase full of RM10 notes floating in the UK?
Published on: Thursday, September 06, 2018

Kuala Lumpur: Several images of a briefcase full of RM10 notes floating on the water over 10,000 km away in Bristol, the United Kingdom caused a stir when they started spreading over the internet, Star reports.

British news portal Bristol Live reported that it may have been part of an elaborate stunt to protest the involvement of Malaysian conglomerate YTL Corporation Bhd in the proposal to build a controversial arena in the city located in southwest England.

The photos were posted by Twitter account @totterdown_, showing an open briefcase filled with the red-coloured notes, floating on a shallow water feature in front of the Bristol City Hall.

"Spotted these images on Reddit — titled 'Malaysian cash keeps floating into #Bristol' guess someone is maybe trying to make a point about the @bristolarenal and YTL," said the tweet, which mentioned an unofficial Twitter account of the arena.

The tweet included the hashtag #Save- BristolArena, and Bristol Live reported that the account has been "a vociferous critic" of the proposal.

The portal said the stunt may allude to the entry of YTL into the controversial debate over the arena, after it announced its plans to convert a hangar at Filton Airfield located north of the city.

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