Council Officers Posing as Cooks and Waiters

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Are we supposed to be proud, amused, shocked or just shake our head in disbelief?

There are a million issues out there which need the attention of our enforcement officers, but here, we have them going undercover as waiters and cooks to nab those who are not fasting!

According to the Segamat Municipal Council (MPS) president, Mohd Masni Wakiman, the council was working closely with the Segamat Islamic Religious Department for this operation.

They have 185 licensed food stall and premises under their surveillance at 15 locations, including Segamat, Bandar Putra IOI, Taman Yayasan, Buloh Kasah, Jementah, Batu Anam and Bandar Utama.

And according to reports in The New Straits Times, the MPS has selected officers with “dark skin and certain accents” to pose as Indonesians and Pakistanis!

Netizens did not mince their words when reacting to this, most labelling the effort as an absolute waste of time.

Many felt it was a sheer waste of hard-earned taxpayers’ money, while others said there were much more important issues to attend to.

“There are so many more important issues out there and here, we have them cooking and serving people.

“This is not what we pay the council for…to masquerade as waiters and cooks,” were among the comments.