Mohd Nihmathullah and his son-in-law Sajid Assan (front) outside their shop
IPOH: The woman who accused Ipoh’s famous nasi kandar stall of using faeces in their food preparation on a social network website has made a public apology.
The lady, who only wished to be known as Ze Aida, said she should not have made such as baseless allegation on her Facebook page.
“I hope my clarification puts an end to this,” she said.
Ze Aida, 24, had alleged on Facebook that human faeces had been found in the “nasi ganja”, a nickname given to the nasi kandar sold at Yong Suan coffeeshop on Jalan Yang Kalsom here.
In the post, that has since been deleted, she associated “nasi ganja” to the nasi kandar sold in Restaurant Nasi Vanggey in Greentown here.
It was reported that the Kinta Health Department had conducted a raid at the Yong Suan coffeeshop on Thursday and issued a notice to the stall operator to cease operations from Friday until Nov 28.
The order was issued under Section 11 of the Food Act 1983 for unhygienic premises.
On Friday, the nasi kandar stall manager Mohd Nihmathullah Syed Mustaffa called for a press conference to clarify that the closure had nothing to do with the allegation of that had been found in the nasi kandar prepared at the kitchen in their outlet.
He has also challenged the media to provide evidence instead of merely defaming the stall.
Meanwhile, Ze Aida said she had immediately lodged a report at the Sungai Senam police station after realising that her post had been print-screened and widely circulated in the past few days.
Ze Aida on one of her recent Facebook statuses wrote that the “The Vanggey issue is merely a false rumour and has been misinterpreted”.
“I hope everyone would stop worsening the situation and tarnishing the business’ reputation,” she said.
Allegations a stinking lie, says nasi kandar operator