Eatery washes dishes in puddle

A video clip shows workers washing dishes in what appears to be a puddle of murky water in a pothole. The restaurant, identified as Raj's Banana Leaf in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, has been forced to close.
A video clip shows workers washing dishes in what appears to be a puddle of murky water in a pothole. The restaurant, identified as Raj's Banana Leaf in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, has been forced to close.PHOTO: YOUTUBE

KUALA LUMPUR • An uproar sparked by a video clip showing the workers of a restaurant in Malaysia washing dishes in a puddle of murky water has forced it to close its doors until further notice.

The 30-second video shows three of the eatery's employees squatting at the back of the restaurant located in Bangsar, scrubbing and rinsing plates in what appears to be a puddle of water in a pothole.

The video, which made the rounds on Tuesday, has since garnered more than 270,000 views.

The restaurant, identified as Raj's Banana Leaf, has issued an apology on Facebook.

"This has never happened before and should not have happened," the restaurant said. "We also want to assure (the public) that Raj's Banana Leaf consistently passes the health inspection conducted regularly."

It added that it will continue to monitor the restaurant's hygiene and take strict action against the staff involved.

The Kuala Lumpur City Council was expected to issue a closure notice starting yesterday.

THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 31, 2018, with the headline 'Eatery washes dishes in puddle'. Print Edition | Subscribe