A lawmaker slammed the government for indulging foreign domestic helpers to set up an outdoor "cooked food center" at Victoria Park. Lawmaker Doreen Kong Yuk-foon noticed that some helpers operated food stalls on the pavement near Victoria Park, cooking on the roadside with ingredients placed without a cover and garbage piled up nearby. She criticized the operation for creating environmental health problems, and could also lead to a fire. According to Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance, no person shall hawk on the street without a Fixed-Pitch Hawker Licence, while Hawker Regulation indicated that no person shall, for hawking, cook or heat any food without a license authorizing him to deal in cooked food Hawker Regulation. Violation of these regulations is liable to a fine of up to HK$10,000 and imprisonment for up to six months.
Source: The Standard July 04, 2022 11:06 UTC