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Penang Municipal Council: Action On Line Clear Not Intended To Close Down Shop

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GEORGE TOWN: The enforcement action taken towards Line Clear on Monday was not intended to close the shop, said the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP).

MPPP president Datuk Patahiyah Ismail said that the action taken by confiscating the tables and chairs on Monday at the site was in accordance with the Hawkers by-law 1979.

“The council does not have any intention of interfering with family feuds. This is enforcement taken towards the unlicensed business operator after several warnings were issued,” she said during a press conference at Komtar on Wednesday.

She added that the council have advised the other party with the license to lodge a police report.

In June last year, a dispute over the rotation of management at the restaurant had forced the MPPP to issue an ultimatum to the four partners.

In Oct, MPPP Licensing and Public Health Committee chairman Ong Ah Teong had said that a licence would be issued annually to the partners on a rotation basis for 12 years from 2015.

He said the cycle would begin with T. Abdul Latiff, 53, and followed by Sahubarah China Mohd Hanibah, 56, Pathumah Iskandar, 65, and Abdul Hamid.

The council would move to vacate the premises if Abdul Hamid failed to surrender it by Dec 31, 2014, said Ong at the time.-The Star

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