Selayang market looking for local staff

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  • Saturday, 23 May 2020

Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market in Selayang - Filepic

UNEMPLOYED Indians have been urged to take up the opportunities available at the Selayang market following the improvements made during the movement control order (MCO), Makkal Osai reported.

One of the traders, Maniselvan, said he had been trading vegetables in the market for over 20 years.

Employing about 15 foreign workers before, he now employs 10 local workers instead.

During the MCO, the Federal Territories Ministry made an number of improvements in the market.

The entire market has been cleaned and rubbish which were strewn around have been cleared.

Illegal stalls which used to choke the streets have been removed.

All traders and workers were tested for Covid-19 and the entire market disinfected twice a day to ensure safety, Maniselvan said.

> The daily also reported that a man in Tamil Nadu, India, stabbed his teenage nephew multiple times for refusing to light his cigarette.

Yogesh, 15, was visiting his uncle Manikandan when he asked the youth to light his cigarette.

Yogesh refused to do so and scolded his uncle for being a smoker.

This enraged the man who grabbed a knife and repeatedly stabbed the teenager.

Neighbours who heard his screams rescued the boy and sent him to hospital where he is reportedly in stable condition.

The uncle was later arrested.

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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