KUALA LUMPUR – Some 400 Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman night market traders who
have been asked to relocate temporarily at Masjid India to make way for the
River of Life (ROL) project construction, have urged Kuala Lumpur City Hall
(DBKL) to postpone the move to after Hari Raya Aidilfitri in June.
Lorong TAR Traders and Hawkers Association chairman Azkhalim Suradi, in
appealing for the postponement, said the temporary site proposed by DBKL was
still without electricity supply.
“There is also the risk of losses as we have bought Ramadan and Aidilfitri
supplies for sale and most of the night market traders will be participating in
the Ramadan bazaar during the fasting month.
“Initially we received a notice to move beginning this Saturday but we were
later told it has been postponed to a date to be notified later … We are
hoping to move after the Aidilfitri celebrations,” he told reporters today.
Currently he said the Lorong TAR night market site could accommodate 550
“If we are to move to Jalan Masjid India, the site provided will not be able
to accommodate all 550 stalls, so some of us will have to be located along other
lanes such as Lorong Bunus,” he said.
The shift to a new site is required to facilitate work on the RoL project
at Lorong TAR area and the project is expected to take between nine to 12 months