by AUFA MARDHIAH
PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has permitted an extra RM10 million allocations to improve stalls all through Kuala Lumpur (KL).
He introduced this throughout the launch of the Program Lestari Niaga @ KL in Brickfields.
There are a complete of 83 areas protecting 63 hawker centres and 20 static stalls all through KL beneath the programme.
In Brickfields alone, there are 80 premises within the Little India space — of that, 56% (45 enterprise premises) are run by Indians, adopted by 28% (22 enterprise premises) run by the Chinese language and 15% (12 enterprise premises) run by the Malays.
Six hawker centres and stalls owned by the KL Metropolis Corridor (DBKL) in Brickfields embody the Tun Sambanthan Advanced, with 48 stalls (30 store premises and 18 locked models) and 5 kiosks; Brickfields Automotive Park Meals Courtroom, with 22 hawker models; Kedai Bunga Little India with 18 stalls; Kedai Burung Little India with six stalls; Little India Seri Kota with eight stalls; and Jalan Scott florist with six stalls.
General, 87% of companies within the hawker centres and stalls are owned by Indians.
DBKL has beautified two locations this yr, specifically the D’Medan Selera Madani Kompleks Tun Sambanthan and Kedai Bunga Little India, Brickfields, together with a complete of 71 distributors in every.
Facade beautification; roof upgrades, constructing repainting and mural portray; alternative of recent followers and lighting; water couple alternative; and signal set up are among the many beautifying initiatives accomplished by DBKL.
In the meantime, on the problem of overseas employees as talked about by MIC deputy president Datuk Seri M Saravanan throughout the opening remarks of the programme, Anwar stated he requested for the enforcement of the stalls to be given approval to native folks and that the licence can be revoked if misused and given to non-Malaysians.
“Licences issued to native employees have to be utilized by native folks. Whether it is found that the licence is given to a foreigner, we will annul it and supply it to another person,” he added.
Anwar additionally gave partial approval for 3 classes of pressing want of overseas employees involving barber store, textile and gold store, which was beforehand frozen.
“I request that the minister current the paper to the ministerial assembly this Friday (Sept 8), in order that we could partially move these three classes.
“The situation is that the ministry will present some coaching and incentives to ensure that our youngsters are skilled and might work. Allow us to appropriately categorise and embody technical and vocational training, and technical and vocational training and coaching (TVET) for Indian youths,” Anwar added.
Commenting additional on the matter, Human Assets Minister V Sivakumar stated the variety of overseas employees required for the sector involving barber outlets, textiles and gold outlets is about 15,000 folks.
“These three sectors have been going through issues for a number of years as a result of freeze.
“Many efforts have been made to permit locals to work on this sector, however there are numerous constraints that make it tough for them to seek out native labour; therefore, demand by these three sectors has remained excessive for years,” he stated to the press.