IT IS “three strikes and you’re out” policy for traders as the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) is taking a stricter stance.
MPSJ announced that it would revoke the licences of traders who receive three compound notices.
Its Licensing Department director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid said traders who failed to comply with regulations would be issued compound notices of RM80 each time they violated conditions of their licence.
“Repeat offenders with three strikes will see their licences revoked under the provisions of MPSJ’s 2007 hawker by-laws,” he warned.
Among the aspects that traders need to pay attention to, he said, was the cleanliness of their lots.
He stressed that MPSJ was not responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the market, only the collection of rubbish.
He added that traders should prepare garbage disposal bins to facilitate waste collection.
Azfarizal said this during a visit to the Taman Wawasan Market in Pusat Bandar Puchong, Puchong.
He reminded traders to display their licences in a visible place throughout their trading hours from 7am to 11am for the morning market, and 4pm to 11pm for the night market.
“Additionally, licence holders must be present during trade hours to either supervise or conduct their own businesses.
“This is to prevent illegal transfer of licences to other parties and misuse of the licences,” he added.
There are 4,056 traders at 10 morning markets and 20 night markets located in MPSJ’s jurisdiction.
“We have set aside this month to go around the various markets and educate the traders on the regulations that will be enforced, especially in terms of cleanliness.
“We will start issuing compound notices in March to licence holders who fail to adhere to the set conditions, and begin revoking licences by April,” said Azfarizal.
“This two-pronged efforts will enable enforcement officers to continue observing and taking inventory of traders, making note of their presence to enforce the regulations while also putting a halt to illegal traders.
He added that the initiative was to elevate the mentality and civic-consciousness of first the traders, then the market visitors.
Present at the press conference were MPSJ councillors George Yap and Chin Sou Bong, who helped Azfarizal and several enforcement officers in distributing notices to inform traders at the market.