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Monday November 24, 2008
Story and photos by LIM CHIA YING
THE relocation of morning market traders in Jalan PJS 7/15, Bandar Sunway, will require safety measures to be put in place, Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh said.
Yeoh visited the current market site recently to discuss the situation with the traders.
She said the relocation had been brought up after several complaints were received from residents of the nearby flats who alleged that they faced parking problems during the market hours.
Representatives from the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ), members of the Residents Committee (JKP) Zone 2 and MPSJ councillor for PJS 7 Ken Chia were also present during the visit.
Chia said some of the residents had complained that they had to move their vehicles out from the parking lots in the early hours of the morning or risk not being able to take out their cars.
“Some even claimed that the traders had come knocking at their doors to get them to move their cars,” he said.
He said the residents had also alleged that some of the traders did not clean up after the market was over.
He added that the market had been relocated once previously to Jalan PJS 7/13.
However, the new location could not accommodate all the traders and some were still operating in Jalan PJS 7/15.
The traders who refused to move cited operational and safety issues, saying that the new location was a busy main road with a sharp corner.
The traders, however, claimed they were willing to relocate but that there was no co-ordination.
Fruit trader Tan Yoke Soo, 48, said he was willing to move but claimed that the MPSJ had not furnished proper instructions.
Accessories trader Kamala said the council had not asked them to move out and they were still in the dark.
“I’ve no problems moving but the MPSJ has not asked us to do so,” she added.
Yeoh took note of the objections brought up by the traders and said most seemed to be willing to move if the issues were sorted out.
“The MPSJ has to put in place safety measures like widening the road before these traders can be relocated.
“We will also look into the water and drainage problems so that the relocation would be comfortable,” she added.
Chia said he would bring up the matter at the MPSJ infrastructure and licensing meetings. He would also propose measures to prevent motorists from parking at the spots designated for the traders at Jalan PJS 7/13
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