Petrol dealers dine with caution


  • Nation
  • Monday, 28 Apr 2003

IPOH: The scare over the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome has “spread” to the dining table of the Perak Petroleum Dealers Association. 

At its 55th anniversary eight-course dinner on Saturday, the organising committee emphasised on maintaining hygiene to the Casuarina Hotel management, who obliged by replacing the quality chopsticks with disposable ones. 

Diners were also advised not to use their chopsticks to pick their food but to use the serving spoons provided for each dish instead.  

Even the doors to the dining hall were left open to increase ventilation. 

Organising chairman Ng Bee Keong was seen spraying anti-bacterial medication on the microphones before making his speech. 

He told the gathering that the safest way to greet each other was not by shaking hands. 

 

“We should greet Indian-style by placing both palms together to prevent the spread of germs. 

 

“The hotel management also agreed to fumigate the hall here for us although it was an added expense for them,” he said.  

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