Ramadhan traders reminded to toe the line

Mohammad Hanizam (facing camera) with Miri KPDNHEP enforcement officers conducting a check on food and beverage stalls.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, May 10: There will be no more `courteous period’ after the first week for Ramadhan Bazaar traders who fail to display price tags on their goods.

“For the first week, we are courteous towards the traders. We give a chance for them to adjust. But when it comes to the second week, we will take stern action errant traders,” cautioned Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Sarawak deputy director Mohammad Hanizam Kechek.

Mohammad Hanizam said this to reporters today when inspecting food and beverage stalls at Miri Indoor Stadium. Accompanying him on his rounds were Miri KPDNHEP chief Joe Azmi Jamil and the ministry’s enforcement officers.

A total of 350 Ramadan stalls in five Ramadan Bazaars in Miri division were inspected during the first week of the Muslim fasting month, he said.

Statewide, the number of stalls inspected totalled 27,041, of which 23,838 were in the urban areas and the rest in rural localities.

Mohammad Hanizam revealed that actions were taken against 538 premises for various offences, which involved compounds totalling RM74,150.

He reminded members of the public that should they have complaints against errant traders, Miri KPDNHEP office could be reached at 085-412862 or 03-8000800 One Call Centre or KPDNHEP WhatsApp at 019-2794317. — DayakDaily