Cooperative weighs in on Pasar Borong situation

In response to the opinion piece published on May 27 on ‘Disappointment over Pasar Borong decision’, we would like to express our gratitude to the writer for bringing her concerns to our attention.

However, we would also like to clarify that Pasar Borong is only rented to locals, not foreigners.

Stall owners are wholly responsible for their products and the stalls can be manned by the operators themselves or hired help, be it local or foreign workers.

If the vendor does not comply with the rules and regulations, as stated by the SATENAGA tenancy agreement, the stall will be allocated to a new person. As such, the opinion expressed by the anonymous individual was misleading; she obviously failed to comply with the rules we have set out for our vendors.

For example, if the stall owner died 12 years ago, the stall would be given to another vendor. A family member who wished to follow in the footsteps of their late relative must inform the Cooperative of the transfer. It is likely that the writer did not do so.

We would also like to make clear that the rental has remained at BND80 for years, not BND200 as mentioned by the writer.

It is due to this kind of misinformation that we earnestly need cooperation from all stall owners, to seek advice from the SATENAGA Cooperative if they are unsatisfied with the management, or to obtain clarification from us should they have been accused of violating the tenancy agreement.

Executive Committee of
Syarikat Kerjasama Kampong Tanjong Nangka,
Brunei Darussalam.