Umno: BN mandate would end Kelantan petty traders’ woes
KOTA BARU, June 4 — Kelantan’s petty traders would have the problems they face resolved if Barisan Nasional (BN) is given the mandate at the next general election to govern the state.
Kota Baru Umno chief Datuk Mohd Fatmi Che Salleh said the Kelantan PAS government did not pay heed to the traders, particularly in the matter of their location.
“They conduct their business by the roadside as they cannot afford to move to a proper location,” he told Bernama here today.
Mohd Fatmi, who is also political secretary to the prime minister, cited the situation faced by the Malay traders at the Tok Guru and Tengku Anis bazaars who were given a tiny space to trade despite paying high prices.
There were many vacant lots at the bazaars due to the high prices as the traders could not afford them, he said.
He said BN would also resolve the affordable housing issue in the state as promised by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak during his recent visit to Kelantan.
He said many Kelantan folk, especially in the city, lived in dilapidated houses as developers preferred to build luxury homes due to limited land. — Bernama