THE Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) has just opened online applications for Ramadan bazaar permits this year to traders.
MPSJ president Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan said this was the second year the council processed Ramadan bazaar permit applications online.
He pointed out that MPSJ was the first council in the state to do so.
“This year, we will continue with the Sayangi Bumi Kita (Love Our Earth) campaign, where the bazaars will be free of plastic and polystyrene, and the public will bring their own food containers,” said Nor Hisham.
He said after the campaign was kicked off in 2014, the response from traders and the public improved over time.
As such, MPSJ hopes to make this year’s bazaars completely free of plastic bags and polystyrene containers.
“Last year, we can say that the majority – more than 90% – cooperated,” said Nor Hisham.
He added that while there were compounds issued to a few violators last year, the council looked at fines as a last resort.
The main goal, he said, was to educate the public.
The competition for the exemplary Ramadan bazaar traders will be brought back this year as an incentive for traders to abide by the regulations.
On Monday, 15 exemplary Ramadan bazaar traders from 2016 were invited to the MPSJ headquarters to submit their applications, with each one of them guaranteed a bazaar lot of their choice.
A total 1,625 lots will open this year at 24 Ramadan bazaars across Subang Jaya, Puchong, Kinrara, Serdang and Seri Kembangan.
Traders must be Malaysian citizens aged 18 and above to be eligible, and they should not have any compound arrears.
Applications for Ramadan bazaar permits are open from now until Feb 28, and they can only be done online.
Traders who do not have access to a computer can visit the MPSJ headquarters in USJ 5, Subang Jaya to submit their applications through the computer terminals there.
All application procedures can be done online, from registration to the uploading of relevant documents such as a copy of one’s MyKad, passport-size photo and utility bill, and even payment.
Bazaar lots are priced at RM120 for a regular stall and RM200 for stalls selling sugar cane or coconut. The fees include cleaning costs.
No permit fee will be charged this year.
For details, contact 03-8026 3173 / 3175 or visit www.mpsj.gov.my