Only six morning markets allowed to open in Klang

Azhar (right) and Low reminding a trader at the Taman Eng Ann morning market to adhere to the SOP.

ONLY six morning markets in Klang are allowed to trade under strict standard operating procedure.

Klang Municipal Council (MPK) Hawker and Market Management Department director Azhar Samsudin said there were 14 morning markets in the town.

Under the first phase, only six markets are allowed to open from

Only food items, vegetables and meat can be sold.

“Our officers in plainclothes will be keeping tabs on the traders.

“The daily morning markets allowed to operate are Taman

Eng Ann, Taman Klang Utama, Lorong Sepat and Jalan Batu Nilam 27.

“Jalan Paip in Meru can open on Fridays only while Jalan Penghulu Abu Bakar is allowed to operate on Sundays, ” he said.

Customers must follow the 3S SOP – sanitise, screen (body temperature), and scan (QR codes).

Councillor in charge of Taman Eng Ann morning market Low Kwee Sia said having plainclothes personnel would keep traders and customers on their toes.

“Those who do not follow the rules risk being compounded RM1,000, ” he said.

Taman Eng Ann’s morning market has 191 makeshift stalls and occupies parking bays between two rows of shops along Lorong Kasawari 4.

However, only 25% of stalls operate daily with some opting to trade online. — By EDWARD RAJENDRA

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