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By Jaythaleela K
MIRI, July 28: Miri mayor Adam Yii has clarified that a total 11 seasonal fruit sellers trading at Boulevard Commercial Centre and at parking lots in Mosjaya Commercial Centre here have been given temporary permits.
He said that these seasonal fruit sellers have been given permission to trade at the locations by the City Council and legally do business during the period.
Most of these seasonal fruit sellers are selling durians, durian isu, dabai and rambutans.
Yii added that these seasonal fruit sellers are bound by the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) and the Ministry of Health (MOH).
“We (the City Council) are not practising double standards, these fruits sellers in Boulevard Commercial Centre and at parking lots in Mosjaya Commercial Centre have applied for the seasonal temporary permits to trade and we approved with fees at RM200 a month,” he pointed out in responding to netizens’ claims and allegations in social media after videos emerged showing enforcement personnel confiscating the wares of such traders.
On Wednesday, Yii visited the seasonal fruits sellers at the Boulevard Commercial Centre stalls, checking on the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) compliances and was happy to find that all of them were in full compliance.
“I further reminded them to ensure that the SOPs were to be enforced fully,” he said. — DayakDaily