MPK: Roadside traders must remove all moveable items daily

Klang Municipal Council enforcement personnel dismantling the illegal structure at Jalan Langat opposite Bandar Parklands.

MAKESHIFT stall operators at roadsides must remove all fixtures at the end of their trading day.

These include pushcarts, collapsible tents, large umbrellas as well as tables and chairs.

Klang Municipal Council (MPK) Licensing and Hawkers Depart-ment director Azhar Samsudin said they must not secure the items by chaining them to lamp posts or tree trunks either, as this was an eyesore.

He stressed that traders were only allowed to use the roadside on a temporary basis at certain locations.

“As such, they must remove all trading fixtures.

“Our department has advised roadside vendors to pack up all moveable items once business ends for the day.

“MPK does not want pavements obstructed as they are not permanent trading sites.

“Our department has begun to remove and confiscate moveable trading fixtures that are chained to utility posts. This is done under the Hawkers By-Law 2007,” he added.

Azhar said MPK had demolished a metal structure in Jalan Langat opposite Bandar Parklands, Klang in Selangor, which was built on road reserve by a fruit trader with a mobile trading licence.

“Traders must adhere strictly to the rules stipulated in their licences if they do not want enforcement action against them,” he said.

Other personnel involved in the operation were from MPK’s enforcement and environmental services departments besides the police.

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