Compound if you rent a Ramadan bazaar site to a foreigner

MARANG – Traders who are found to be renting out Ramadan bazaar sites to foreigners face strict action including being charged with a compound by the authorities.

State Health, Housing and Local Government Exco, Wan Sukairi Wan Abdullah said, his party will not compromise with those who violate the rules.

We will take strict action against any trader who is found renting out their business lot to foreigners.

“The legal action of issuing compound notices can be taken by the KKM and PBT enforcement agencies under the Food Hygiene Regulations 2009, the Food Act 1983, the Local Government Act 1976 and the Hawkers’ Bylaws,” he said.

He said this at a press conference after the First Terengganu State Housing and Local Government Committee Meeting 2024 at the Marang District Council Hall here, on Tuesday.

According to him, this year a total of 55 Ramadan bazaar locations will operate throughout Terengganu involving a total of 4,086 traders.

He explained that a total of 12 bazaar sites will operate in Kuala Terengganu, Kuala Nerus (6), Kemaman (11), Dungun (5), Besut (8), Hulu Terengganu (4), Marang (5) and Setiu (6).

In the meantime, he said, several Ramadan bazaar sites categorized as ‘hotspots’ in Terengganu will be monitored, including Dataran Syahbandar Ramadan Bazaar, Drawbridge Ramadan Bazaar and Batu Buruk Ramadan Bazaar.

He said, it follows the bazaar which is the focus of visitors and has faced issues related to food hygiene.

“We will make sure that all food handlers undergo proper training and get a health check and typhoid test.

“In addition, we also encourage traders not to use plastic bags and drinking straws, ban the use of styrofoam containers and encourage the solid waste recycling program at the Ramadan bazaar,” he said.

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