Ahmad Zaharin (third from right) putting on an apron on a trader after handing him a Ramadan baazar permit.
TRADERS who have been given trading lots at Ramadan bazaars in Shah Alam have been warned against leasing them out.
The stern warning came from Shah Alam mayor Datuk Ahmad Zaharin Mohd Saad who said that those found renting out their lots would be blacklisted by the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA).
Ahmad Zaharin said the trading lots would be revoked and given to other hawkers.
“We will also blacklist the names of errant traders and they will not be given trading lots in future.
“We are very serious about this, and will not condone the actions of those trying to make money without earning it earnestly,” he said at an event to hand out Ramadan bazaar permits at the MBSA hall in Section 19, Shah Alam.
A total of 1,790 trading lots, at 35 areas, have been allocated for traders during the fasting month.
Ahmad Zaharin also urged traders to observe strictly the zero polystyrene rule by the Selangor government.
“Buntings and posters will be also put up at the bazaars to educate traders and the public on reducing the use of plastic bags as this will help contribute towards a greener environment,” he said.
MBSA corporate communications head Sharin Ahmad said the traders had attended briefings on the dos and don’ts while trading at the bazaars.
Besides maintaining the cleanliness of their lots, Sharin said, it was compulsory for traders to use an apron, cap and shoes at all times.
“The traders have been also provided with anti-typhoid immunisation jabs by the city council,” he said.