Abrupt end to Kovan City year-end fair; Organiser told to appear in court
Organiser told to appear in court after operating without a licence
The year-end fair at Kovan City in Aljunied GRC came to an abrupt end yesterday, with its organiser set to appear in court for operating without a licence.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) said last night it had applied for a summons against Events Business Management (EBM) on Monday.
"The operator will be required to attend court in due course," it added in a statement.
Earlier in the day, stunned and confused stallholders, told by EBM to pack up and close shop, swiftly put up "last day sale" signs as they counted their losses.
SINCE 2011, the National Environment Agency has taken fair operators to court on 11 occasions for operating without a licence.
Eight were given fines of up to $800. The remaining three cases have yet to be heard in court. The fairs were held in Tampines, Toa Payoh, Simei, Clementi, Bukit Merah, Kampong Glam, Chinatown and Tanglin Halt.