MPs express disgust over dirty food traders

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 30 Nov 2005

THE Yang Berhormats are upset with food traders, especially those at night markets, for their complete lack of hygiene. 

It's about time that the local authorities tell off these dirty traders so that they would not be a health hazard to the public, Datuk Mohamad Aziz (BN – Sri Gading) said. 

“The laws are there but these traders should be taught to keep themselves and the toilets clean. We have to protect the people from these filthy traders,” he said during question time. 

Speaker Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib put in his views too, saying that consumers should avoid buying food from such traders. 

Dr Junaidy Abd Wahab (BN – Batu Pahat) questioned whether the authorities planned to make it mandatory for traders to get typhoid immunisation shots. 

Housing and Local Government Ministry parliamentary secretary Dr S. Subramaniamn said according to a guideline on cleanliness set for local authorities and issued since 1992, traders were required to go for the vaccination, but not all of them abided by it.  

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