Netizens want action over Bangsar eatery washing plates over pothole

The restaurant workers washing plates under unhygienic conditions in a back alley filled with potholes.

PETALING JAYA: A video showing restaurant workers washing plates next to a pothole filled with kitchen waste at a back lane in Bangsar has gone viral on social media, earning ire from netizens.

The 29-second video showed workers with hair nets squatting over the pothole filled with water running from a garden hose at the affluent business district.

The workers took turns to clear leftovers, scrubbed the metal plates and later ran the garden hose over the pothole, before flinging the plates to a counter above.

The restaurant operator later issued an apology on Facebook claiming the workers were newly-hired and promised to ensure the incident would not happen again.

The operators offered free dinner for all patrons on Thursday for the breaking of fast session from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Netizens scoffed at the offer, saying they would not want to eat there any more even if it was free.

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) Health and Environment Department director Noor Akma Shabudin said an investigation will be carried out tomorrow (Wednesday).

She said if the operators were found to have violated health and safety guidelines, it will be ordered to be shut for three days.

“In these three days, they will be ordered to have a clean-up and we will only allow them to reopen if we are satisfied that the hygiene standards are met,” she told FMT when contacted.

Kuala Lumpur Mayor Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz also told FMT the outlet will be “likely shut off”.