Tuesday 23 August 2011


VISIT….Dr. Felix, KK MP Hiew, Edward Ewol Mujie and Christopher Chong visiting the KK fish market.


THE SABAH DAP team lead by the KK MP Hiew King Cheu on Sunday visited the KK central market and the fish market to look into the various complaints associated with the popular marketing place.

Dr. Felix Chong Kat Fah said he finds it very difficult to find a parking lot due to the limited car parking space available in the jam packed central market. The shoppers and operators here faced this problem every day. The KK MP Hiew had made at least four rounds to find a parking lot here. He had to turn to park in the other side of Sinsuran and walked back to the market to do the inspection.

Together with the KK MP Hiew were the Sabah DAP Vice chair Edward Ewol Mujie, Tanjong Aru Branch Chairman Dr. Felix Chong Kat Fah and assistant publicity chief John Lee Kim Seng. They went round the central market and found out that there is a serious lack of parking space in the market area.

The parking problem in between the main market and the fish market is even worst, and there is a constant traffic jam here due to wrongful parking by the people. Hiew said that there is a urgent need to rearrange the parking space in front of the fish market to allow a better traffic flow and to create more parking spaces.

DBKK must immediately to look into this long overdue issue and send in their engineering team to study and come up with a plan to upgrade the place. If the DBKK needs help he is willing to provide assistance to help them.

Dr. Felix said, as a medical doctor he is particularly worried about the hygiene and the cleanliness of the fish market. The DBKK and other health departments must constantly come to inspect the food on sale here to ensure that they are meeting the required standard and should reject any food which is expired, spoiled, not fresh, and contaminated.

The consumers must be protected from any bad food and the sellers must also do their part in ensuring that their foods on sale are of good quality and fresh. This is especially important on the part of the fishmongers for them to keep their fishes, shells, crabs and prawns to be clean, fresh, freed from illegal preservatives.

“It is strange when you walked into the fish market and you don’t see any flies around, what happened”? said Dr. Felix.

It is also observed that there is also no ice cube being used to keep the fishes fresh, and the fishmongers are merely pouring water on to the fishes to keep them wet. The similar situation happened to many fish markets in Sabah, and it is time that the authorities to step in to conduct a thorough check and a regular monitoring on all the food on sale.

Some regular sampling of the food must be taken to the laboratory to check on the chemical and bacteria level to ensure consumption safety. Sabah DAP medical advisory bureau will also conduct own sampling for test too.

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