LICENSES REVOKE IF LOTS RENTED OUT TO FOREIGNERS - KL MAYOR

12 Jul 2013 11:19

KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 (Bernama) -- The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will not hesitate to revoke the business licences issued to the locals who allow foreigners to run businesses at their respective rented lots during the Ramadan Bazaar period.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said license owners should be responsible in running their own business and not rent them out instead especially to the foreigners.

"DBKL has improved the system for locals to obtain their licences, so if they are going to rent it out, it is not fair to complaint and make DBKL as their punching bag later on," he told a press conference in conjunction with the 7th Meeting of the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Development Council (KLTDC) at KL Tower here today.

Also present were KL Tower chief executive officer Datuk Zuraidah Mohd Said and KLTDC co-chairman Tunku Dato Seri Iskandar Tunku Tan Sri Abdullah.

The meeting was attended by 28 council members and relevant heads of the department in Kuala Lumpur City Hall and have so far held six meetings resulting with implementation of various initiatives.

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Among the initiatives were a mini lab to improve the guidelines for budget hotels in Kuala Lumpur and the recommendations made by it to facilitate budget hotels operators in obtaining their operating licence and rating, an audit survey on accessibility and customer satisfaction on public transportation among tourists visiting Kuala Lumpur, as well as strategic promotions and marketing on Kuala Lumpur including new highlights by Tourism Malaysia.

On another note, KLTDC has appointed an international strategy consultant, Roland Berger, to support Kuala Lumpur in developing the city's Tourism Master Plan for the period of 2014-2025.

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