Several Tamu traders defy close order

A customers buys vegetable from a trader at Tamu Muhibbah.

MIRI: Several traders at Tamu Muhibbah located in the heart of the city yesterday were found operating despite order to close.

A check yesterday found these traders selling their vegetables as early as 5.30am though there were few customers.

One early customer said she did not know they were supposed to close.

I often come here because vegetables here are cheaper compared to supermarkets.”

The traders were seen until around 10am.

“They were not supposed to open today (yesterday) because there has been a notice issued by MCC.

“They are packing their things and after that I am locking the gate,” said a man in-charge of the gate.

In the notice dated March 20, Miri City Council (MCC) said all Tamu under its jurisdiction are to closed until further notice.

These are Tamu Pujut Corner, Tamu Morsjaya, Tamu Morsjaya Baharu Tamu Luak Esplanade, Tamu Muhibbah, Tamu Kedayan, Tamu Khas, Tamu Lutong, Tamu Taman Tunku, Tamu Dato Haji Ahmad Lai in Luak Bay, Tamu Centrepoint 1, Tamu Minggu Centrepoint, Tamu Desa Pujut 2 and Tamu Senadin.

Meanwhile, two Tamus including Tamu Krokop 10 is open as usual.

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