Unlicensed traders can apply for permit to get special grant

Poster promoting the QMunity App.

KUCHING, April 20: Unlicensed hawkers, petty traders and eatery food stall operators under MBKS and DBKU can apply for their permits to be eligible for the RM1,500 Sarawakku Sayang special grant.

Applications can be made through the QMunity App, which can be downloaded from the Apple Store, Google Play Store or Huawei Store.

Traders can also submit application forms, which can be downloaded from Kuching South City Council (MBKS) website http://mbks.sarawak.gov.my or Kuching North City Council (DBKU) website at https://dbku.sarawak.gov.my.

Manual forms can also be obtained from both the local council’s respective office from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 12.30pm for MBKS and between 8.30am and 12.30pm for DBKU.

“All applications must fulfill the guidelines and criteria of eligibility for the Sarawakku Sayang aid. Among the criteria, applicants must be a Sarawakian residing and trading in Sarawak, aged 18 years and above and a genuine trader who has been operating a stall before April 1, 2020.


“They must attach their photocopy identification card, pictures of their stall and premise, and latest passport size picture. The deadline for the application of permit is May 31, 2020,” a combined statement from MBKS and DBKU said.

Poster detailing how to use the QMunity App.

Meanwhile, MBKS added that food stalls inside coffee shops are also eligible for the application, as long as they have all the necessary documentation.

“The validity of the permit is from April to September 2020. MBKS wishes to highlight that the Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Sim Kui Hian has waived the permit fee of RM30 per month during this movement control order (MCO) period,” the council continued.

Eligible hawkers and petty traders who have yet to have Sarawak Pay account, must download the Sarawak Play app into their smartphone via Apple or Google Play Store in order to receive the aid, it said. — DayakDaily