By Ling Hui
KUCHING, Jan 2: Annual Kenyalang Chinese New Year (CNY) Bazaar awaits the green light from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).
Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng said a proposal has been sent to the authorities and is still awaiting approval.
Though it is tradition, he said the event would be called off if the number of Covid-19 cases continues to increase when it’s near to Chinese New Year in February.
“If the Covid-19 situation gets worse by the time, we will not risk it for sure.
“Even if it is a tradition to hold the Kenyalang CNY Bazaar every year, the people’s safety and health is still a priority,” he said during his Facebook weekly live session today.
Wee also noted that the number of stalls would be limited if the bazaar were to be held this year, and if it is not allowed, Chinese New Year still has to go on.
“If the bazaar is not organised, please do not be disappointed. Chinese New Year still has to go on.
“If it’s allowed, please also observe strict SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) when visiting the stalls,” he reminded.
The mayor was responding to one of the participants’ inquiries in his live stream session where the participant queried whether there would still be any Kenyalang CNY Bazaar this year during the Covid-19 pandemic.-DayakDaily.