There will be no Ramadan bazaars in Selangor this year, says Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari.
“The state government today held a state executive council meeting to discuss this.
“Later, we will formally announce the cancellation or postponement of all Ramadan bazaars until a more appropriate time,” he told a press conference in Shah Alam after announcing the state’s second stimulus package.
“If the Health Ministry declares it is all right to go ahead, then we will go ahead. However, for the time being, we are suspending any plans for Ramadan bazaars,” he said, adding that this was discussed in teleconferences with the local authorities.
Amirudin added there would be other venues to purchase required items for the festive season.
“I believe there will be online Ramadan bazaars that will offer delivery,” Amirudin said.
Earlier, Melaka, Terengganu and Negeri Sembilan cancelled the bazaars, traditionally held in Malaysia throughout the fasting month.
Penang has frozen stall licences for the bazaars, while other states have yet to decide.