KANGAR: The Perlis Health Department today issued warning notices to four eatery operators for failing to display the “No Smoking” signs according to specifications.
Its director, Sirajuddin Hashim, said these eatery operators were given six months to follow the directive, which came into effect yesterday.
He said all eatery premises should display “No Smoking” signs that were 50cm by 40cm in size.
“During the joint operation with the Kangar Municipal Council’s enforcement unit, we checked 20 eateries.
“However, we found no one flouting the new regulation,” he told reporters.
During the operation, the Health Department and the council also distributed information leaflets at food outlets and popular public places.
Meanwhile, the Kedah Health Department issued 31 similar warning notices to eateries without proper “No Smoking” signs.
In PUTRAJAYA, Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said 1,453 people were issued warning letters while 3,879 others were given advice following the enforcement of the non-smoking rule at eateries from Jan 1.
He said 611 enforcement personnel from the ministry had visited 2,786 eateries, including 24-hour outlets.
He said only warning letters will be issued during the first six months.