Malls are the least democratic places in the world. I've been kicked out of so many of them in the US while trying to gather tape for radio stories, even on subjects as innocuous as "How are you surviving the current heat wave?" They don't want anything like reality to intrude on their customers' shopping haze.
I snapped this cellphone picture of weird pink-haired mannequins at a kids' store in Senayan City, and then the manager rushed out and told us we couldn't take pictures. Maybe they thought we were gathering intel for a competitor.