400 virus cases, 8 deaths leave market traders on knife edge

Owners feel ring-fenced with authorities imposing strict virus protocols not applicable to shops, supermarkets.

By Khoo Gek San · 2 weeks ago · 1 comment

400 virus cases, 8 deaths leave market traders on knife edge

KL wholesale market closing for 3rd time, 170 Covid-19 cases reported

Outbreak in seafood section after cases began spiking from end of April.

By Khoo Gek San · 1 month ago

KL wholesale market closing for 3rd time, 170 Covid-19 cases reported

Covid-19 test rule at Selayang market drives customers away

Traders say business down by 50% as a consequence, eyeing CNY recovery.

By Bernard Saw · 4 months ago

Covid-19 test rule at Selayang market drives customers away

Seafood sales plummet, veg traders remain closed at Selayang market

Businesses keep close eye on Covid-19 screening results before considering whether to reopen.

By Bernard Saw · 4 months ago

Seafood sales plummet, veg traders remain closed at Selayang market

KL wholesale market reports 90 Covid-19 cases in new outbreak

Mass screening of owners, workers as numbers of infected double overnight.

By Bernard Saw · 5 months ago

KL wholesale market reports 90 Covid-19 cases in new outbreak


Foreigners back at trading illegally in KL wholesale market

At least 100 of them operating out of shoplots, going around with trolleys to sell their goods, local traders claim.

By Noel Achariam, Elill Easwaran · 7 months ago · 1 comment

2 months for Selayang wholesale market to return to normal

Only half the traders are back in business due to acute labour shortage, infection fears. 

By Khoo Gek San · 1 year ago

2 months for Selayang wholesale market to return to normal

KL wholesale traders plead for vaccines to avert market shutdown

Groups urge government to speed up vaccination programme.

By Noel Achariam, Angie Tan · 1 month ago

KL wholesale traders plead for vaccines to avert market shutdown

KL wholesale market to close from tomorrow after Covid-19 spike

No business activity until opening on May 17, says mayor.

· 1 month ago

KL wholesale market to close from tomorrow after Covid-19 spike

Covid-19 forces KL wholesale market to shut down

More than a 100 cases so far among the 2,000 vendors and workers screened, but 1,000 of them are awaiting results.

By Bernard Saw · 5 months ago

Covid-19 forces KL wholesale market to shut down

Selayang vendors prepare ‘Plan B’ if wholesale market shut

More than 90 vendors, workers – mainly fishmongers – test positive for Covid-19 over weekend.

By Bernard Saw · 5 months ago

Selayang vendors prepare ‘Plan B’ if wholesale market shut

Illegals using locals to apply for trading permits

Foreigners who lost jobs at KL wholesale market pay proxies up to RM4,000 to secure licences.

By Angie Tan · 10 months ago · 1 comment

Illegals using locals to apply for trading permits

Wholesalers laud DBKL ban on illegals at market

Undocumented foreigners have been squeezing out local, licensed traders for more than a decade in Selayang.

By Angie Tan · 1 year ago

Wholesalers laud DBKL ban on illegals at market

33 Covid-19 cases detected at KL wholesale market

Several clusters found within the premises, immunisation to commence next week.

· 1 month ago

33 Covid-19 cases detected at KL wholesale market

Vegetable wholesalers losing out to online sellers

New breed of wholesalers give options to consumers with MCO affecting supply, but drive prices up.

By Bernard Saw · 2 months ago

Vegetable wholesalers losing out to online sellers