KUALA LUMPUR ,Mar 18– The Pasar Datuk Keramat Hawkers Association’s help centre counter will be opened at about 10am today for traders whose business premises were destroyed in a fire yesterday afternoon.
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun said the counter will be open to collect information from victims for the purpose of channelling aid.
“They (traders) have to first lodge a police report and collect information on what they lost to register all this at the counter before any assistance is channelled (to them),” she told reporters at the scene here last night.
Commenting on the running of a Ramadan bazaar by the market traders, Rina said she will discuss the matter with local authorities and the Federal Territories Ministry.
“I understand they (traders) want to open a Ramadan bazaar, and now that their premises have been affected by the fire, they will need a new location to do business,” she said.
Meanwhile, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s senior political secretary Datuk Seri Mohd Nardim Awang presented donations on behalf of the prime minister to the affected traders, while Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa visited the market area last night.