KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has not authorised any business activity along Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) during Ramadan, except for the usual night market on Saturdays.
DBKL corporate planning director Norhaslinda Nordin said the decision was made to be fair to the traders at the Jalan Raja Ramadan bazaar.
“From this year, the Ramadan bazaar has been transferred to Jalan Raja and will no longer operate along Lorong TAR as in previous years.
"The change is to provide a comfortable environment for the traders and buyers.
“DBKL decided that only traders in Jalan Masjid India, Jalan Melayu and Lorong TAR, including the Saturday night market traders, will be allowed to trade as usual in their areas.
“On June 1, the Saturday night market in Lorong TAR operated as usual and was supposed to end late that night. However, DBKL found 400 tents that were set up along Lorong TAR from Jalan Melayu intersection until Campbell Complex were not dismantled or closed until the next morning.
“DBKL discussed with the relevant party before enforcement action was taken, to stress that no Ramadan bazaar was to operate along Lorong TAR.
“DBKL and police went to the site and instructed all the traders to dismantle their tents and close businesses that were not authorised by DBKL.
“The traders dismantled the tents themselves and with DBKL help, they vacated the premises at about 3.30pm Sunday (June 2). No untoward incident occurred,” she said.