Night Market Traders Seek Time To Vacate Site

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KUALA LUMPUR – The 650 hawkers and petty traders who operate at the Downtown Cheras night market have appealed to Kuala Lumpur City Hall for more time to vacate the site where a building has been planned.

Persatuan Pengasih Malaysia, which administers the night market site, said the hawkers and traders were on the verge of securing a new site, but would be unable to move out by Nov 1 as required by a City Hall notice.

Its president, Datuk Mohd Yunus Pathi, said the hawkers and traders were surprised to receive the City Hall notice on Oct 7.

If City Hall insisted on getting them to vacate the site by Nov 1, it would jeopardise their income, he told reporters last night. – BERNAMA