A filthy and unlicensed chicken processing centre on Jalan Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur has been ordered to close by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)
In a statement on Facebook, DBKL said that it has received numerous complaints about AKN Fresh and Frozen Trading through its Call Centre and thus conducted an inspection on Saturday, 12 September.
As many as 22 officers were dispatched to raid the premise at 2am and operations took two hours to complete.
The inspection led to DBKL issuing six compound notices to the facility for its unsatisfactory practices and hygiene
The officers found that the facility was not only operating without a licence, but also hired foreigners, namely two Bangladeshis and one Indian national, without valid work permits.
"These food handlers have also failed to get typhoid injections," said the statement.
Besides that, the premises was found to be very dirty with blackened floor and walls.
It was also found to be discharging poultry waste such as blood and effluents straight into communal drains.
The compounds were issued under the Trades, Businesses, and Industries Licensing of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (WPKL) 2016 and Food Placement Licensing 2016 by-laws.
DBKL shuttered the premise with immediate effect under Section 101(1)(v) of the Local Government Act 1976 for disregard of public health and safety
The authorities also urged those with information on businesses that do not comply with health regulations and other stipulated rules to contact their DBKL Call Centre at 1-800-88-3255 or visit the nearest DBKL branch to lodge a complaint.