Diners put off by rodents, reptiles at food court


  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 05 Oct 2019

The abandoned stalls at Klebang food court raises safety and health concerns.

SNAKES and rats are scaring away patrons of a food stall at the Klebang food court here.

State health and anti-drugs committee chairman Low Chee Leong said the unkempt conditions of the food court that is managed by Melaka Historic City Council (MBMB) has raised safety and health issues.

“I will bring this matter to the attention of MBMB following complaints by patrons who

had seen snakes, rats and cockroaches at the food court, ” he said in an interview.

He said there was only one stall still operating at the food court.

“Just imagine a snake emerging under your table while you are eating.

“No one would return to eat at the stall if they encounter such experiences, ” he added.

Low said the sole operator at the food court was also facing hardship as there were fewer customers.

“The filthy surroundings are keeping patrons away, ” he added.

Low said he was told that the four abandoned stalls at the food court were previously operated by foreigners.

“How is it that a food court operated by a local council leased stalls to foreigners?” he asked.

He said he would ask the state Health Department to carry out an inspection and submit a report to MBMB.

“The food court should be renovated and leased only to locals, ” he added. — By R.S.N. MURALI


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