City council special officer Mohd Yusof Abu Hassan had his Aidilfitri celebrations interrupted by complaints of rubbish piled up at Jonker Walk here.
He had to get council workers up and about at 8am Thursday after holidaymakers expressed disgust over the rubbish piled up along the street.
"I had to rush to Jonker Walk despite a family gathering this morning. Tourists were complaining about the rubbish," he said.
Mohd Yusof said the council was not blaming traders at Jonker Walk for the rubbish.
"But they should have informed us after their business hours so we could have asked our cleaning service contractor to clear the rubbish immediately," he said.
Mohd Yusof said the state government had allowed the traders to operate during the Hari Raya festive season after they appealed to keep the popular night market open during the holidays.
He said the contractor and council workers managed to clear the rubbish in about three hours.
Mohd Yusof, who was still in his baju Melayu, also ordered enforcement officers to issue compound notices to litterbugs at the tourist spot.
He said several foreign workers were caught littering.
Several hawkers without licences were also booked during the enforcement exercise.
Source: The Star