IPOH, Feb 13 — The Ipoh City Council (MBI) has called on traders at Ramadan bazaars in the city to sell Menu Rahmah to help ease the public’s burden, especially the B40 group.

Ipoh Mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin said in addition to providing the budget menu, traders should also sell food at affordable prices.

“I encourage as many traders as possible to provide Menu Rahmah to help low-income customers and this is good for the people,” he told reporters after officiating at the opening of Kafe Lalaland here today.


Rumaizi said MBI would study the application to add three more Ramadan bazaar sites in Ipoh following complaints received from traders, adding that the council had approved a total of 19 Ramadan bazaars with over 1,000 traders.

“The three locations, including Ipoh town and Station 18, are being studied. We will work with several companies to get a bigger market platform, which can indirectly drive higher sales and enable traders to reduce their selling prices,” he added.

Meanwhile, Rumaizi said the relocation of street vendors at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Recreational Park will boost gastronomic tourism that focuses on Malay food that could be an attraction for visitors outside the state.


It was recently reported that the proposal to relocate the hawkers to tackle congestion in the area received a positive reaction from the public. — Bernama