Is Little India, Brickfields Next?
The Kuala Lumpur Municipal Council will take to business owners that leasing or renting business in Petaling Street to foreigners. Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said his forces would act against illegal stalls run by foreigners in Petaling Street.
Action will be imposed on local businesses that sell or lease the stall, he said.
“They will happily rents to foreign traders, for example rents to the people of Bangladesh with prices ranging from RM5,000 to RM8,000. I understand from our confidential survey made through a pocket camera (hidden), are more than 100 stalls have been leased and operated by citizens of Bangladesh and Nepal.
“Then we will take action as soon as possible,” he said while talking to reporters after a meeting with nine other Pakatan Rakyat in Kuala Lumpur.
Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said in a statement earlier this month said the action “greedy” business license holders affected causing local residents can not trade there.
“I’m sad there are also young Chinese to do it, but the rent is too high, because they (the license owner) like leased out to a foreign nation,” he said.
He claimed, illegal traders in Petaling Street is also fitted into hiding and also merchandise “branded” in the tourist spots.
From a trustable source, business owners in Little India, Brickfields should be aware of this operation as action will be also taken against any forms of illegal business such as illegal workers, leasing or renting business illegally, setting up illegal stalls and so on. iTimes is hoping that Indian business are run in a genuine manner so that we can’t protect our business from going out of our control.