Selayang traders blame ‘desperate migrants’ for social problems

Bernard Saw

DBKL cleaning the Selayang wholesale market during the EMCO in April. The market is now suffering from a labour shortage because of a ban on hiring foreigners linked to a Covid-19 cluster. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Afif Abd Halim, June 13, 2020.

FOREIGN workers prohibited from working at the Selayang wholesale market have resorted to opening up illegal stalls, stealing vegetables and robbing others to earn a living, said local traders.

The traders are now worried about a second wave of Covid-19 infections resulting from these activities and want the government to address the matter immediately, adding that these migrants can be employed in other sectors.

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