TWO banana leaf restaurants and a Chinese kopitiam in Seksyen 5 Petaling Jaya were ordered to close operations for being dirty in a morning raid by Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) health officers.
The three eateries - Restoran Gasing, Raju’s restaurant and Sri Paandi restaurant - are all located in one same row along Jalan Chantek 5/13.
These closures follow the crackdown on dirty eateries in the Klang Valley with the first being Raj’s Banana Leaf restaurant last week in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
During the raid, officers found rat droppings and cockroaches inside cupboards, on the floor and even in one of the refrigerators.
Another violation was the absence of grease trap resulting in oil and grime flowing directly into drains behind the eateries.
One of the three restaurants was also fined for using the back lane to wash dishes and cooking. Waste water was also dumped into the drain.
“A total of 12 compounds were issued today and the restaurants will remain closed until the restaurant owners address all the violations and after MBPJ is satisfied with the cleanliness of the place,” said MBPJ councillor Sean Oon, who headed the raid.
MBPJ has checked on about 250 eateries in the city and has closed down 59 dirty eateries since January this year.
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