Come forward, Fong’s aide urges Ramadan traders

Sally Sian, an assistant to MP Fong Kui Lun, speaking to reporters about the Ramadan bazaar complaints.

KUALA LUMPUR: Traders at a Ramadan bazaar in Masjid India have been urged to come forward to help investigations into complaints that a PPBM Youth member had profited from rental charges for trading stalls.

An aide to Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun said Fong’s office would help the traders, who were reported to have been charged as much as RM5,000 for one of the 80 lots approved for traders in the Masjid India area.

Complaints have been lodged with the police that PPBM Youth member Mohd Noorhisyam Abd Karim had obtained City Hall licences for the lots at a total cost of about RM6,600 but had overcharged traders for each stall.

Fong’s special assistant Sally Sian, speaking to reporters at a press conference here with Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng, said that they are willing to help the traders.

“We do not know if the whole incident is true or not, as we only learnt about it through media reports. If any of them had paid the ‘middleman’ to get a lot, please come to us because we want to know what had happened,” she said.

She said Fong would be lodging a report with the anti-corruption agency when he returns from Hong Kong on Tuesday.

“We will also provide the traders’ names to the authorities,” she said, referring to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

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