Police report lodged after traders, Wangsa Maju MP heckled by group


PETALING JAYA: The Bazaria Wangsa Maju Traders Association has lodged a police report after its members and Wangsa Maju MP Datin Paduka Dr Tan Yee Kew were heckled by a group of people on Thursday (Jan 2).

In the incident which occurred at the bazaar grounds, the group had allegedly caused a disturbance when Tan and the traders visited the venue.

According to a post on Tan’s Facebook page on Friday (Jan 3), the report, which was made by the association chairman Md Ibrahim Marican Md Daud Marican, was to ensure the safety of traders and their family members who are operating at the new bazaar grounds.

She said that it is understood that the report was lodged after the disturbance caused by a group of people who were not satisfied with the decision of traders who agreed to move to Bazaria Wangsa Maju.

The Facebook post also included a copy of the police report.

Videos of Tan and the traders being jeered by a group of people were posted on social media.

Last year, it was reported that the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) had given some 100 traders at the Danau Kota Uptown night bazaar until Dec 31 to relocate to a new site.

The night bazaar was formerly near the Danau Kota Hawker Centre, but it has since been temporarily relocated to Bazaria Wangsa Maju which is only 50m away from the previous location.

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad have advised the traders to move, calling on the traders and residents in the area “not be influenced by those who want to incite racial tensions”.

The new temporary site can accommodate 500 traders, and has parking spaces, public toilets and a refuse centre.

According to DBKL, some 408 traders have accepted offer letters to relocate and 354 of them have settled rental and licensing payments.

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