Council to hold trading-lot casting to enhance Saberkas Night Market’s appeal

MCC secretary Morshidi Fredrick (left) presenting Yii with a trophy won during the sport carnival held in Bintulu recently.

MIRI, August 24: Miri City Council (MCC) hopes the 100 odd traders plying their trade at the newly-renovated Saberkas Night Market will be cooperative when casting of trading lots is held this Aug 27.

The council is making the call because some traders are against this exercise, admitted MCC mayor Adam Yii, after chairing a full council meeting today.

“I am aware that some traders are unhappy (about it). We’ve done this exercise four years ago, so some traders feel it is unfair with their locations. But we will try to be fair to all,” he assured, adding that the casting exercise will be divided into two sessions: in the morning and afternoon.

Yii explained that the market was upgraded for the benefit of everyone. In addition, the casting routine would get rid of unauthorised traders.

The Saberkas Night Market offers multiple mouth-watering local delicacies and is open from Thursday to Sunday weekly.

Earlier, Yii received a trophy that was won by a MCC team at a local authority sports carnival in Bintulu on Aug 9-11. MCC emerged third overall in the carnival that featured 17 events, including badminton, table tennis, tennis, basketball, futsal, carom, tug-of-war, golf, netball, dart, cross country run, and congkak. — DayakDaily