Minister of Federal Territories Khalid Abdul Samad. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 30 MAY 2019
Minister of Federal Territories Khalid Abdul Samad. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 30 MAY 2019

By Mohd Zaini Samsu Hadi

PUTRAJAYA – The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) should not be blamed for the strike of 30 food truck vendors yesterday.

Minister of Federal Territories Khalid Abdul Samad said, the problems faced by those vendors came from their own ego as they refused to attend the discussion on their business at Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, Merdeka Square.

Some of them attended and said that the area was unsuitable as there is not much customers.

”Problems like these. We asked them to come and discuss with us. They talked a lot. When we did it, they wanted to join at the very last minute.

“My suggestion is, they need to come and discuss when we want to do something. They cannot come and tell us that everything cannot be done. It is difficult to discuss when they come with personal feelings,” he said in a press conference at his office today.

According to Khalid, it is difficult to grant the requests of the food truck vendors who wanted to trade at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) as the location is unsuitable to place all of them there.

He said, some of the vendors have started trading at Jalan Raja as they have given their cooperation earlier than the 30 latecomers who went on strike yesterday.

However, he has met all the food truck vendors involved and solved their problems together with the mayor.

He said, a survey will be made on the matter and a result will be published soon.

He hopes that such problem will not exist in the future and that it can be improved.

Yesterday, the enforcers had to close down Sultan Abdul Samad when several food trucks tried to enter the area by force, causing terrible traffic congestion.

They also claimed that DBKL refused to provide them with a permit to conduct their business at the area. – MalaysiaGazette

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