MCCCI plans safer ‘Pasar Gong Xi Fa Cai 2019’

The Borneo Post - - SOCIETY -

MIRI: Miri Chi­nese Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try (MCCCI) called on both the Po­lice De­part­ment and Rela to strengthen en­force­ment for ‘Pasar Gong Xi Fa Cai 2019’.

MCCCI chair­man Lee Khoi Yun made the call Thurs­day dur­ing the first main com­mit­tee meet­ing for the bazaar, dis­clos­ing that they faced sev­eral prob­lems the pre­vi­ous two years.

“Some of the stall own­ers’ goods were stolen, caus­ing fi­nan­cial loss,” he said.

The bazaar has been held suc­cess­fully since 2000 with the col­lab­o­ra­tion of Miri City Coun­cil, Po­lice De­part­ment, JKR, SEB, Miri Red Cres­cent, Miri Park­ing Sys­tem Sdn Bhd and Rela.

“The bazaar faced fre­quent black­outs and we hope that SEB can ad­vise and pro­vide as­sis­tance to ef­fec­tively solve this prob­lem. There were a lot of peo­ple push­ing and shov­ing around the stage area dur­ing the pre­vi­ous launch­ing cer­e­mony. We need Rela’s as­sis­tance with crowd con­trol and seat ar­range­ment,” he added.

For 2019, Lee re­vealed that Kingsway and High Street will be blocked from Jan 26 start­ing 8pm for canopies to be set up. ‘Pasar Gong Xi Fa Cai 2019’ will open for busi­ness from Jan 29, 2019 at 8am till Feb 4, 2019 at 11am, a to­tal of seven days and six nights.

The stalls on the em­bank­ment at Kingsway will com­mence busi­ness from Jan 12, 2019.

As in pre­vi­ous year, 260 stalls will be set up with the of­fi­cial launch­ing cer­e­mony on Feb 2 at 8pm.

There will be some price ad­just­ments with 20x20 booths to be in­creased by RM 100, and other sizes will in­crease by RM50.

The bazaar com­mit­tee with Khoi Yun (seated fifth left).

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