Ex-vendors resort to illegal peddling after Sungei Road Market closed down

Ex-vendors resort to illegal peddling after Sungei Road Market closed down

The Independent·2018-01-24 12:05

President of the Association for the Recycling of Second Hand Goods, Mr Koh Ah Koon, reported that ex-vendors at the iconic Thieves Market at Sungei Road have resorted to peddling their goods illegally after the government permanently closed down the Market last year.

Mr Koh reportedly added that 2 ex-vendors have been arrested for illegal peddling and being unable to pay the fine, according to activists campaigning for the government to issue vendors a more permanent space.

The individuals running the Save Sungei Road Market Facebook page released an interview with Mr Koh today and said that their conversation with Mr Koh showed them that these ex-vendors may have resorted to illegal peddling instead of selling their goods at the temporary Pasar Sungei that moves around the country, due to a number of reasons.

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