Nearly 7,000 wares seized from foreign hawkers this year

CCTV monitoring is carried out at the Kuala Lumpur wholesale market and surrounding areas to prevent foreign hawkers from trading. - Filepic

THE Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) confiscated 6,932 wares from foreign hawkers from January to April, compared with the 7,970 confiscated throughout last year.

DBKL, in a statement, said the enforcement was implemented under the the Licensing of Hawkers (Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur) By-Laws 2016.

It added that DBKL, through its enforcement department, had always taken action against foreign hawkers who continuously carried out business activities in the capital, including around Pasar Borong Kuala Lumpur.

“Monitoring via closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras is also carried out round the clock at the market and its surrounding areas to curb such activities,” it said.

DBKL said action against foreigners, including controlling their entry into the country, movement and detention for violating the rules, was under the jurisdiction of the Immigration Department.

“However, DBKL always works with other agencies, including the Immigration Department, to ensure that the involvement of foreigners in business activities around the capital can be eradicated,” it said.

It urged city folks to channel any information on foreigners conducting business activities to DBKL via its complaint website at -- Bernama

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