Phon Yung Hou says he derives more self-satisfaction from selling his own version of nasi lemak than working in an office.
FT Minister Khalid Abdul Samad says priority will be given to feedback from the traders and hawkers because they have been there for a long time.
New centres managed by social enterprises have been criticised for poor management, high rentals and strict conditions.
Wee Ka Siong says Putrajaya should not cancel allocations for Chinese SMEs and microcredit for Chinese hawkers and petty traders.
Chow Kon Yeow says election pledges must be fulfilled, even if expensive, and gives examples of projects raised by Bukit Gelugor MP.
Ameer Ali Mydin, head of the local business association, tells of physical threat when he 'made noise' about the problem.
These traders provide cheap goods and 'healthy fast food' but are often seen as a hindrance to progress.
KL-Selangor petty traders' group says some hawkers cannot afford the rent for their stall or site.