Reportedly, the eatery will be shut down tomorrow and remain closed until it adheres to all of city hall’s regulations.
Raj’s Banana Leaf restaurant has issued an apology after a video showing its staff washing dishes in a puddle of murky water went viral on social media.
In a post on Facebook, the restaurant claimed the dishes were washed by newly recruited staff members at its Bangsar outlet.
“This has never happened before and should not have happened.
“We also want to assure that Raj’s Banana Leaf consistently passes the health inspection conducted regularly.”
It said it would continue to monitor the restaurant’s hygiene and will take stern action against the staff involved.
“We truly understand your concerns. However, I hope you will still give us a chance to serve you in the future,” the outlet said.
The 30-second video showed three staff members squatting at the back of the restaurant, scrubbing and rinsing plates in what appears to be a puddle of murky water in a pothole.
The video, which started circulating on Tuesday (May 29), has since garnered over 270,000 views and 6,800 shares.
Netizens have slammed the restaurant, with many expressing disgust and disbelief over the video.
It is learnt that Kuala Lumpur City Hall will be visiting the outlet on Wednesday (May 30).
In the latest development, news portal Twentytwo13 reported Kuala Lumpur mayor Mhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz as saying that the eatery will be shut down tomorrow and will remain closed until it adheres to all of city hall’s regulations.