Errant Kuching shopowners licenses may be revoked

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By S. Harrish

ERRANT traders risk having their business licenses revoked if they fail to follow the limited operating hours in Kuching.

Kuching South City Council Mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng said business operators should have civic consciousness to save themselves, their families and customers by following the 6am to 10pm directive.

Speaking after a visit to the Stutong community market today, Borneo Post reports him saying that it was also responsibility of business operators to ensure customers follow the standard operating procedures when they are inside their premises.

“These are the basic things for everyone to follow and don’t wait for the state disaster management committee to come up with new regulations to restrict the operations of certain businesses,” said Wee.

He added that the council will not hesitate to revoke the trading license of business operators if they stubbornly refused to adhere to the limited operating hours’ directive.

The Stutong market resumed its business today after being closed for 14 days following positive Covid-19 cases among traders.

As only about 30 per cent of traders opened their shops today, Wee said authorities would work to build back confidence and bring back customers to the market again after the shutdown.