Actions await traders who defy MCO around KL Wholesale Market

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DBKL traders The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) patrolling the entrance of the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market following the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) implemented on the areas surrounding the market to curb the spread of Covid-19. PIX: IQBAL BASRI / MalaysiaGazette / 20 April 2020 MCO traders
The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) patrolling the entrance of the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market following the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) implemented on the areas surrounding the market to curb the spread of Covid-19. PIX: IQBAL BASRI / MalaysiaGazette / 20 April 2020

By Shawaliah Hadir

KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will take stern actions on traders who do not comply with the Movement Control Order (MCO) around the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market in Selayang.

Minister of Federal Territories, Tan Sri Annuar Musa had issued an order to the Mayor to take immediate action.

“I was informed about the violation of MCO by the traders around the Selayang Wholesale Market, especially by certain citizen. I have instructed the MAYOR to take stern actions immediately if the allegations are true on the non-compliance within the DBKL/WP territory,” he twitted.

The Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market was shut down on 20 April for four days for disinfection to curb the spread of Covid-19.

It began operating again on 24 April.

The closure of the market was in line with the government’s order to implement the Enhanced Control Movement Order (EMCO) at Pusat Bandar Utara and areas surrounding the wholesale market from 19 April until 3 May.

Following that, on 25 April, Selayang Baru had become the seventh EMCO area after the government considered the possibility of Covid-19 infection chain at the Selayang Daily Market from the sixth location of EMCO at the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market. -MalaysiaGazette

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