DBKL shuts down 44 foreign owned businesses

DBKL shuts down 44 foreign owned businesses

DBKL shuts down 44 foreign owned businessesKuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) immediately closed 44 premises run by foreigners around Jalan Kenanga on 10 October.

According to DBKL, the closure of the premises was made under Section 101(1)(v) of the Local Government Act 1976 through the Operasi Bersepadu (Op Tebah) Terhadap Premis Yang Dikendalikan Warga Asing Siri 5 Tahun 2023.

At the same time, DBKL also issued 51 compound notices involving the offense of running a business without a license, employing foreigners, and violating license conditions under the Trade, Business, and Industrial Licensing Bylaws (WPKL) 2016 and the Local Government Act 1976.

A show-cause letter issued directly to local premises owners for the recommendation of termination or cancellation of business licenses following allowing foreigners to operate their business activities.

In addition to DBKL, the integrated operation carried out in collaboration with the police, the Immigration Department of Malaysia, the National Registration Department (JPN), and the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM).

In this raid, 217 business premises involved shops selling hijabs, fabrics, clothes, shoes, bags, mobile phone accessories, computer equipment, electronic cigarettes (vapes), and other activities.

DBKL examined a total of 85 employees and operators of business premises, especially involving foreigners.

A total of 29 foreign workers, consisting of 22 workers from Bangladesh, Indonesia (three), Pakistan (three), and one Myanmar worker, arrested by the Immigration Department for failing to submit identification documents through an offense under the Immigration Act 1959/63.

The SSM issued 92 compound notices of various offenses and violations of the law, namely 64 notices related to the Business Registration Act 1956 and 28 statements regarding the Companies Act 2016 to business owners and companies.

Meanwhile, the NRD made 42 checks and reprimands against individuals or business operators related to using valid or doubtful identity cards registered through the National Registration Act 1959.

Integrated operations like this will occasionally continue in all other focal locations involving business activities by foreigners.


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