Traders seek govt’s help to save stalls


SEVEN small traders in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, have urged the Federal Territories Ministry to save their stalls, Malaysia Nanban reported.

They said they had been operating in front of the Sri Kota building for many years, but authorities had been trying to remove the stalls over the past decade.

The latest eviction notice was issued by the Land Office on Aug 29.When Kuala Lumpur City Hall officers tried to remove the stalls recently, Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun intervened and the small tents used by the traders were taken away.

“There are many small traders operating stalls in Brickfields with business licences,” said one trader identified as Balasingam.

> The daily also reported that a toddler in Kerala, India, survived a fall from a moving car.The child and her family were returning home at night after visiting a temple in Tamil Nadu when the incident happened.

The mother, who was holding the girl in her lap, dozed off. The child then climbed out of the car window and fell onto the road.

The girl’s parents only realised that she was missing some 50km later and immediately approached a nearby police station for help.

By then, other police personnel had rescued the toddler, who was unhurt, and informed all police stations in the surrounding areas. She was quickly reunited with her family.

The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.
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