PETALING JAYA: The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has launched an investigation into the 36 packs of nasi ganja flown from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur via a helicopter.
CAAM CEO Chester Voo said an initial investigation found that the helicopter departed at 9.08am from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang for Ipoh and had returned to Subang at 11.02am on Friday.
“CAAM has initiated immediate investigations to determine whether the helicopter breached any regulation as stated in the Malaysian Civil Aviation Regulation 2016 (MCAR 2016) and the Civil Aviation Directives (CADs),” he said.
Voo said that CAAM would also verify to ensure that the operator and the operating crew had operated within the scope of approval.
He said operators must comply with the CAD 2 (Rules of the Air), Chapter 3.1. Protection of Persons and Property and other relevant chapters.
“CAAM will continue to ensure all aircraft operate in accordance with established safety standards and regulations for the safety of the industry and the public,” he added.
The helicopter had landed at Padang Ipoh on Friday morning to pick up 36 packs of nasi ganja ordered by a customer from KL.
An unnamed spokesperson of the restaurant said it had received an order for 36 packets of rice with chicken, meat and salted eggs, and was told the order would be collected using a helicopter.
Each packet costs RM10.
Better known as nasi kandar, nasi ganja got its name for its apparent addictiveness. This local delight is whipped up by Indian Muslims in the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia.