On Thursday, 11 February, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) raided a popular Arab restaurant in Jalan Ampang for violating rules
In a joint operation with the Ministry of Health (MOH), DBKL found that the restaurant had violated the rules as a food premise to prepare shisha and display advertisements without a license from the city council.
The restaurant's act to promote 'dine-in your car & Shisha' was also in violation of DBKL's rule.
DBKL said that it ordered the restaurant to take down the banner and bunting promoting the unique in-car dining and shisha experience
The city council issued multiple compounds
"Compounds were issued for the offence of UUK Advertising 1982 5(1) - displaying an advertisement without a license from the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur. While on behalf of MOH, Food Act 1983 12(1)(b) - allow people to smoke on the premises and provide cigarette dust containers on the premises," DBKL said.
According to the city council, they also issued compounds for not maintaining oil traps in the kitchen space and for carrying out activities other than preparing food (shisha).
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