DBKL shuts down premises run by foreigners

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) today closed two eateries and a grocery store in Kepong which were illegally operated by foreigners.

In a statement, DBKL said that the enforcement action was taken under Section 101 (1) (v) of the Local Government Act 1976.


“A restaurant run by foreigners in Taman Pusat Kepong was ordered to close and when the action was taken, all the foreign workers fled. The owner was not on the premises.

“Similar action was also taken against another premises, located near the first and operated by a Bangladeshi woman. Both these eateries do not have a licence (to operate),” he said.

The statement also said that a grocery store in Vista Mutiara which used a foreign assistant, namely a Bangladeshi, was also ordered to close.

In a separate statement, it said an act of seizure under UUK3 (1) – Hawker and Stall Licensing By-Laws 2016 was imposed by DBKL on a foreigner who did not possess an identity document and was carrying out business activities without a permit in Wangsa Maju today.

“It is understood that locals charge these foreigners RM1,000 a month (to operate businesses),” the statement said.

The statement also asked the public who have information about foreigners trading without permits to contact DBKL’s call centre at 1 800 88 3255 or the nearest DBKL branch office.