Polo Ground issue: MBI will call to discuss with 7 licensed hawkers who do not agree to move

BY: Aida Aziz

IPOH: The Ipoh City Council (MBI) will hold a meeting again with seven licensed hawkers at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Recreational Park (Polo Ground) here, who have said they disagree with the proposed relocation of the traders to a new location.

The mayor of Ipoh, Datuk Rumaizi Baharin, said he would recall all seven hawkers shortly, for negotiations to resolve the issue.

“I know that there are seven licensed hawkers that we will call back to negotiate shortly. After the negotiation session I will inform you of the results.

“It is under the Licensing section, we will call them together, these hawkers,” he said.

He said this when asked by reporters about the issue of seven licensed hawkers at Padang Polo who did not agree with the proposed relocation of all traders to a new location.

This is because they claim that the proposed new location in the nearby area is deemed inappropriate and impractical for both hawkers and buyers.

Meanwhile, when commenting further on the hawker’s claim that the new location is not strategic, Rumaizi said it was just an assumption by certain parties.

“If you want to say that no one (buyers) will enter the new area, it is not possible because there are restaurants in the same area with advanced operations, so that is just an assumption,” he added.

Rumaizi added that until now there are 60 hawkers at the Polo Grounds, seven of them licensed and the rest unlicensed.

Earlier, Rumaizi was met by reporters at the MBI Outstanding Service Awards Ceremony here.

In the ceremony, 168 MBI citizens received the Excellent Service Award (APC) while another 40 people received the Skills Award.

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