THE Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) has not decided whether to impose ruling which will see 24-hour neighbourhood restaurants closing by midnight.
“We have discussed this issue in a meeting but we are still in the process of reviewing it,” said MPS corporate affairs director Mohamad Zin Masoad in a statement.
He said the ruling, which was discussed on May 25, would not be imposed yet as the Licensing Department, which forwarded the proposal, had been asked to study the impact if it was implemented.
It had been reported that MPS would implement the new policy from next month, after Hari Raya.
If implemented, 24-hour restaurants located within 200m from housing estates, apartments and condominiums would be affected.
These eateries would only be allowed to operate from 6am to midnight daily.
However, restaurants located in commercial areas would not be subject to the ruling.
“This proposal was initially made to improve cleanliness, health and safety,” said Mohamad Zin.
With the ruling, restaurant operators would have more time to clean their premises during non-operating hours.
If imposed, the new ruling would affect more than 200 restaurants located in residential areas in Selayang.
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