Ira Amyza Anuar, a trader at Pantai Dalam Ramadan Bazaar attends to her customers. Pic by EIZAIRI SHAMSUDIN

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) reminded all traders and hawkers of the Ramadan bazaar to follow the rules and regulations set by its authorities.

DBKL’s executive director (management) Datuk Mustafa Mohd Nor said serious action would be taken against traders and hawkers who fail to follow the rules.

“We have instructed traders and hawkers to only use biodegradable plastic bags and containers. Failure to do so would result in them receiving a warning notice, and if they continue the offence they will have to pay compound fines.

“They must comply as we don’t want to see the environment being affected by their selfishness,” he told reporters after launching the Sanitation and Food Inspection Programme at Ramadan Bazaar here today.

The Ramadan Bazaar in Putrajaya was filled with visitors on the first day of Fasting. Pic by AHMAD IRHAM MOHD NOOR

He said DBKL’s Health and Licensing and Petty Traders Development Department would conduct random inspections at selected bazaar.

“This is to ensure all traders prepare food in a hygienic condition and also provide quality food to their customers.

“We will also publicise these reminders to the public, so that they can be our ‘eyes’ in making sure these traders follow the rules.

“Our officers will also take food samples from the traders and if their food is found to be contaminated, we will take action according to the level of contamination.

“The worst case scenario is DBKL will revoke their licence and they will be blacklisted from operating in the bazaar the following year,” said Mustafa.

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