‘Send WhatsApp if unhappy with food at Ramadan bazaar,’ says Nangka rep

Dr Annuar (centre) chairing the briefing with Ramadan bazaar traders in Sibu on Feb 25, 2024.

By William Isau

SIBU, Feb 26: Visitors to the Ramadan bazaar who might be unhappy with the quality and cleanliness of the food available can make a complaint via WhatsApp, says Nangka assemblyman Datuk Dr Annuar Rapaee.

According to the Deputy Minister for Education, Innovation, and Talent Development Sarawak, the bazaar will be at its usual site at Dataran Tun Tuanku Bujang Phase II during the fasting month from March 10.

The WhatsApp number, which will be displayed on all 108 stalls, ensures that traders consistently uphold the quality and cleanliness standards of the food they sell.

“The WhatsApp number will be displayed at every stall to assist visitors in lodging complaints if they are dissatisfied with their purchases,” he said during a briefing with Ramadan bazaar traders on Feb 25.

“Upon receiving complaints along with the stall number, we will engage health authorities to conduct inspections, and organisers will also oversee monitoring efforts.

“If there are indeed cleanliness issues (or stale food), the implicated traders will be instructed to cease operations for two weeks immediately,” he said.

Dr Annuar said that this year’s Ramadan bazaar is organised by the Nangka Service Centre in collaboration with two trader associations in Sibu.

Additionally, this year’s setup differs, as a central area in the bazaar will be designated with tables and chairs for visitors to break their fast.

“We will also allocate a small area for a prayer room. Thus, this concept deviates significantly from previous years, where visitors had no designated space to sit and break their fast,” he said. — DayakDaily