Hong Kong December 5, 2011 by Samson Lee The Standard
Fa Yuen Street hawkers yesterday offered a compromise solution to government demand that they dismantle stalls after the close of business each day, saying they will only empty their stalls of goods when they close.
That came as police released two more images of people who passed through the market minutes before last week’s deadly blaze.
The chairwoman of the Federation of Hong Kong, Kowloon and New Territories Hawker Associations, Cheng So-ngor, said members made the offer during a meeting with the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department but urged the government to provide temporary storage space. Cheng said hawkers are also willing to comply with stall height and width requirements.
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