PERSATUAN Penjaja-Penjaja Pines Bazaar Brickfields has been selected to manage Kompleks Tun Sambanthan traders in Kuala Lumpur.
The voting session, held at Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) Lembah Pantai branch office within the complex, saw 22 of the 30 registered traders turn up to cast their ballots, according to a DBKL official.
With a resounding 19-3 majority, the association emerged victorious, earning the trust and support of a majority of traders.
Previously, the traders were managed for more than a year by Persatuan Peniaga-Peniaga Kompleks Tun Sambanthan (PeKOS).
StarMetro learned from DBKL officers that the voting session was to determine which of two associations would be tasked to carry out the duties.
Newly elected chairman M. Sivakumar expressed his gratitude and said he would do his best to help and serve the traders.
“One of the first things I want to implement is to reduce rent, to help traders cope with the high cost of living.
“I would also like to discuss further with DBKL on a rent-to-buy policy that can be implemented here,” he added.
PeKOS treasurer A. Letchumy said the association was first started to train traders on entrepreneurship skills and that it would continue to do so.