Hotels, restaurants, fast food chains allowed to operate from 3 pm-10 pm during Ramadan

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah - file pic

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Apr 22:  Hotels, restaurants and fast-food chains are allowed to operate from 3 pm to 10 pm during Ramadan month.

State Disaster Management Committee Honorary member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said home-based petty traders who operate from their house premises are also allowed to do so but only confined strictly to their house compounds.

Conversely, all markets, bazaars and congregated stalls with the purpose to sell food during Ramadan are not allowed to operate.

Food trucks are also not allowed to do business during the Ramadan period.

For eateries and restaurants as well as home-based petty stalls which are allowed to operate during Ramadan, Abdul Karim stressed that they can only do takeaways.  

“Those doing businesses at home using online facilities and home delivery, it is allowed and much encouraged,” said Abdul Karim during a press conference today.

The Asajaya assemblyman said the 7 am to 7 pm policy (7 to 7 policy) is still valid except that those fasting may be allowed to go out to buy food until 10 pm.

“People are allowed to go out until 10 pm solely to buy food.  Do not abuse to as It is not meant for them to go out to do something else,” said Abdul Karim who is also Tourism, Arts and Culture as well as Youth and Sports Minister.—DayakDaily