Friday, September 17, 2010

Woes affecting food and sundry goods sectors

KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA will bring to the Government’s attention several pressing issues in the food and sundry goods sectors, said party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

Among the issues are the proposal to increase the levy on foreign workers and the Government’s intention to enforce the ruling on licence to sell cigarettes.

He said restaurant owners felt that any increase in foreign workers’ levy would raise overheads.

In May, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that the Government was considering to increase the levy for foreign workers starting next year according to sectors to reduce overdependency on foreign labour.

Yesterday, Dr Chua held a dialogue with representatives from the Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors General Association, Petaling Jaya Coffeeshop Association, Federation of Sundry Goods Merchants, Federation of Hawkers and Petty Traders Associations of Malaysia, Malaysia Indian Restaurant Owners Association as well as Malaysia Muslim Restaurant Owners Association.

Other matters that were brought up included complaints that the Kuala Lumpur City Hall was unfair in allowing higher-end eateries, and not traditional coffee shops, to place tables and chairs outside their premises.

Dr Chua said local authorities should issue a clear guideline on the matter.

“Whatever the ruling is, the same principle should apply across the board for all kinds of restaurants and coffee shops,” he said yesterday.

Dr Chua was also informed that the livelihood of many sundry shop operators and hawkers were affected by the mushrooming of hypermarkets.

THE STAR (Thursday September 16, 2010)

1 comment:

Aduka said...

AT YOUR POSITION DOC,YOU SHOULDN'T BE SEEN TO DEAL WITH ISSUES LIKE WORKERS FOR SUNRY SHOPS & CHAIRS AND TABLES FOR RESTAURANTS...!!!

THESE THINGS SHOULD BE HANDLED BY YOUR OTHER EXCO MEMBERS IN YOUR MCA LINE-UP.SURELY THERE CAN BE SOMEONE,or DOC YOU THINK U ARE A SUPERMAN HUH???
OTHER EXCO ALL USELESS AH??

BUT IF YOU ARE STILL ADAMANT ABOUT BRINGING UP THE ISSUES,I SUGGEST YOU DEAL WITH THE ISSUES FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE :

1)AS FOR THE WORKERS ISSUE,YOU SHOULD BRING UP THE PROBLEMS OF THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS WITH EXISTING WORKERS,WHO ARE ALREADY IN THE COUNTRY,WHO BECAME "ILLEGAL IN STATUS"AND POSES SOSCIAL AND CRIMINAL THREATS TO THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY...
WHAT ABOUT DISEASES ESP CONTAGIOUS ONES THAT THESE WORKERS HAVE OR HIDE(YOU'RE A DR,YOU SHLD KNOW..!)
,THEIR CLEANLINESS HABITS,MENTAL ETC..?? WE JUST DONT WANT QUANTITY BUT QUALITY SHLD BE OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE.....

2)ON THE TABLES AND CHAIRS ISSUE, WELL...,I THINK IT IS JUST A LOCAL
COUNCIL ISSUE(WHICH THE MINISTER IS
AN MCA MEMBER,I BELIEVE..}.IT'S NOT A NATIONAL ISSUE....!!!

SO,DOC,PLEASE ACT ACCORDING TO YOUR
STATUS,NOT A CHEKAI-TYPE,TAK ADA KLASS-TYPE OF LEADER,YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN..?????

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