THOSE who want to deliver food and goods from restaurants and stores in Petaling Jaya during Ramadan must register online with Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ).
Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohd Sayuthi Bakar said the online registration was to enable delivery riders to have proper documentation.
He said the city council would provide a QR code and the registration process could be done at http://elesen.mbpj.gov.my
The process is free, and applicable to people using cars and motorcycles.
“If the delivery riders are stopped at roadblocks, they can show the QR codes, and this is only for deliveries in Petaling Jaya.
“These QR codes are linked to the city council’s system and the police can access them, so there will be no fake QR codes.
“We need the details of the delivery riders so we have their identifications, ” he explained.
Sayuthi said those with valid driving licence for both motorcycles and cars could register.
Food delivery services can only be made between 8am and 8pm daily.
For goods, items included are groceries, packed food and drinks as well as clothing.
MBPJ, he said, would update the rules and regulations as and when required based on Health Ministry and National Security Council (MKN) guidelines.
“It is alright if their driving licence has not been renewed because of the movement control order (MCO), but they must have valid road tax and insurance, ” Sayuthi added.
In other matters, MBPJ will launch food mobile applications Bazaar@PJKita, Makan@PJKita, Mart@PJKita next week.
The mobile applications, which will be tied up with local banks and e-wallet providers, will provide discounts to first-time users. For details, visit www.mbpj.gov.my
In Subang Jaya, food operators and delivery service providers in the municipa-lity must register with Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ).
MPSJ corporate and strategic management deputy director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid said in reference to MKN’s media statement on April 17 and the MPSJ Food Handling Bylaw 2007, the council decided to make it compulsory for all food operators and food delivery riders operating within MPSJ’s jurisdiction to register with the council.
“It is also mandatory for all food operators and delivery riders to get the typhoid jab at any government or private clinics.
He said all food delivery riders can deliver within the 10km radius of the area where the restaurant is located.
“Food delivery riders will be provided a ‘MPSJ special pass for food delivery’ at RM10.
“It can be collected from the MPSJ head-quarters until April 30, between 9am and noon on weekdays, ” he said.
Meanwhile, Muhammad Aznur Syah Azman, who started the Bazaar Ramadhan Online Subang Jaya Facebook group, said anyone who wanted to conduct business during Ramadan should obey the rules set by MKN.
Anuar Sharif, who has been in the food business for 20 years in Subang Jaya, wished the council had made the announcement on registration earlier so that business owners would have time to prepare.
“I hope the deadline can be extended, ” he added.
All food operators can register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpe_jjnXw7Bux-UW7Z3SSvC_G5JzUqQTDoWaV4Aq-XwfS_XA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Food delivery riders can register at https://docs.google.com/m//1FAIpQLSdxi- Af045gWbw6H7CEIpaZZZwkJET2qC0vCS1Omm-MFWFQIYDg/viewform?usp=sf_link
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