KUALA LUMPUR: Operating hours for daily markets located in conditional movement control order (MCO) areas have been extended until 4pm from Saturday (Nov 28), says Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic).
THe Defence Minister said the government was aware of grouses of small traders as operating hours for such markets was limited from 10am until 2pm only during the CMCO.
"The Special National Security Council (NSC) meeting discussed the matter and decided to extend operating hours by two hours.
"The markets will be allowed to operate from 10am till 4pm, effective tomorrow (Nov 28)," he told reporters during his daily briefing on Friday (Nov 27).
However, Rela personnel will be stationed at markets to ensure that the standard operating procedure (SOP) is followed by traders and customers, he added.
"Extending the operating hours is in line with the extended hours for other businesses such as restaurants and sundry shops," he said.
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