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‘Takjil’ vendors barred from occupying sidewalks in Jakarta

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 7, 2019   /   02:29 pm
‘Takjil’ vendors barred from occupying sidewalks in Jakarta People buy 'takjil' in the afternoon at a market in Bendungan Hilir, Jakarta. (JP/I.G. Dharma. J.S)

Jakarta Public Order Agency head Arifin has warned vendors of takijl (light breaking-of-the-fast snacks) to not sell on sidewalks in restricted areas.

“As long as they do not disturb the public order, they can [sell takijl on the streets], but if they disturb public order, we will discipline them,” Arifin said on Monday, kompas.com reported.

He cited Jakarta Bylaw No. 8/2007 on public order, which prohibits itinerate vendors from operating on sidewalks, streets and bridges.

“Bylaw No. 8/2007 is still in place. Sidewalks, streets, footbridges and bus stops are not places of business,” Arifin said.

He said only in certain areas were street vendors allowed to operate on sidewalks.

“So there are specific places for street-side vendors, but they have to have a permit from the governor in the form of small and medium business coaching. Not all sidewalks can be used by street vendors,” Arifin said.

During the fasting month of Ramadan takjil vendors proliferate along the streets, sometimes occupying the spaces meant for pedestrians on the sidewalks. (ami)