Cashless option at Ramadan bazaars in Subang Jaya

Noraini (in floral headscarf) and municipal councillor Sharmazira Md Sharif handing out recyclable bags to visitors in the Taman Puchong Prima Ramadan bazaar.

CASHLESS payments have been introduced in Ramadan bazaars in Subang Jaya, with 1,375 traders at 15 locations signing up for the programme.

The cashless payments, via the E-Wallet programme, are in partnership with Maybank and the mobile wallet app Boost.

To make a payment, buyers need to scan a QR code with their mobile devices.

During a visit to the Taman Puchong Prima Ramadan bazaar, Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) president Noraini Roslan said the programme was in response to the state government’s Smart Selangor initiative and in line with MPSJ’s 2012-2030 strategic plan towards the formation of a civil community.

“The cashless programme is something we initiated for small and medium businesses and we want to encourage the programme not just to Ramadan bazaar traders but also all small traders in Subang Jaya,” she said.

On the Ramadan bazaar, she said the council had a traders’ coordinator committee that ensures traders adhere to the guidelines set to run their business.

This includes displaying permits at their stalls and ensuring cleanliness during and after trading hours.

Noraini said the number of committee members depended on the size of the Ramadan bazaar and each was headed by the municipal councillors of the area.

She added that by having this committee, the council was using peer pressure to ensure all rules and regulations were met without the necessity of deploying council officers to carry out spot checks.

During her visit, Noranini gave out recyclable bags and bubur lambuk to visitors at the Ramadan bazaar.

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