Govt urged to address problems on foreign petty traders, hawkers

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Bumiputra Hawkers and Petty Traders Association wants the government to address the problem of foreign hawkers and petty traders in the federal capital.

Its president, Datuk Seri Rosli Sulaiman said the problem had to be addressed to protect the welfare and survival of local petty traders.

"If they (local petty traders) have no chance of doing business, it will be a problem for them to remain in Kuala Lumpur," he told reporters after a meeting with the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) here today.

Meanwhile, secretary of the Malaysian Federation of Malay Hawkers and Petty Traders Association Datuk Zainal Abidin Abd Majid said the federation would organise a meeting with traders and hawkers to discuss ways of improving their livelihood.

"CEP wants us to send suggestions on how to provide easy loans for traders," he added. — Bernama