In another U-turn, small traders don’t need approval to operate during lockdown

Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin says if hawkers and traders need to cross districts to get to their areas of business, they will need to apply for police approval and show their permits as supporting documentation. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 2, 2021.

SMALL traders licensed by local authorities no longer need approval to operate from the government’s Covid-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) 3.0 during the lockdown, the Housing and Local Government Ministry said today.

Instead, they only need to show their hawker permits issued by the local councils, a statement posted on minister Zuraida Kamaruddin’s Facebook page said.

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