MBSA seals two foreigner-run sundry shops

  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 01 Aug 2020

MBSA officers seizing items from one of the sundry shops in Kampung Paya Jaras Dalam, Section U19 in Shah Alam.

Two sundry shops in Section U19, Shah Alam, suspected to be run by foreign workers, have been shut down by the authorities.

Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) enforcement officers raided three business premises in Kampung Paya Jaras Dalam based on the suspicion that foreigners were running them.

“Out of the three, one was found to be operating without licence while the other two were found to be run by foreign workers and the local business owner was nowhere to be seen, ” said MBSA corporate communications head Shahrin Ahmad.

The two shops operated by foreign workers were immediately sealed while the third one was issued a compound.

Items such as gas cylinders, freezer boxes and fridges were also seized from the shops.

“We wish to remind business owners to operate their own businesses and do not give the licence to anyone else without consent from MBSA, ” said Shahrin.

Council enforcement officers have been coming down hard on errant traders and foreign workers operating businesses in the Selangor capital city.

Earlier this month, four business premises in Section 7 and Paya Jaras Hilir found to be run by foreign workers were shut down by the city council.

Last month, MBSA ordered the closure of eight eateries and issued over 50 compounds to restaurants that had flouted licensing and MCO rules.

The checks were conducted based on suspicions and complaints that they were run by foreign workers.

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