Illegal roadside traders have until December to apply for licences, says Deputy FT Minister

Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Jalaluddin Alias. - FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

ENFORCEMENT on illegal roadside traders in Kuala Lumpur will not be conducted from October to December to allow them to apply for licences, says Datuk Seri Jalaluddin Alias.

The Deputy Federal Territories Minister said the ministry wanted all unlicensed traders, including hawkers and food truck operators, to apply for licences from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) by December.

"DBKL will issue licences to those who qualify. From January next year, there will be no compromise on illegal petty traders in the city.

"We are being lenient and giving opportunities for small entrepreneurs to earn a living but there are many foreigners taking advantage of this instead," he said after giving out offer letters for static hawker temporary licences to 18 unlicensed petty traders along Jalan Palong in Taman Miharja, Cheras at Pusat Rekreasi Cheras in Kuala Lumpur on Sept 20.

He also said that the temporary licences would need renewal every six months.

"Traders are to abide by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the licence to be renewed," he said.

Also present to witness the offer letter handover ceremony was Cheras Umno acting chief Datuk Mahadi Abdul Shukor and Cheras MCA chief Datuk Patrick Sim.

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