A video that recently went viral shows a woman bathing a small black dog in the sink of a public 'nappy change' room at the Tapah rest and service area (R&R), Perak
It was claimed by Farah that the woman had been reprimanded by members of the public and even a cleaner at the R&R
Farah and her husband had stopped for a break during their journey back to Kuala Lumpur from Penang when the incident happened at 3am, reported New Straits Times (NSTP).
"Several of the cleaners were reprimanding the woman for cleaning her dog there," Farah told NSTP.
"I, too, told her that she could not wash her dog there – but our advice was not heeded."
After the video was reposted to a Penang-based Facebook page, the dog-washing woman drew strong condemnation from netizens
"This is not a religious issue or whatever. This is a common sense issue, consideration and hygienic reason as well!" one netizen wrote.
Another netizen called the dog-bathing woman "selfish", adding that she could "bath[e] the animal at home".
"If I was the cleaner and my reprimands didn't work, I would just turn off the electricity so that it will be dark, [and] turn off the taps so there's no water. No common sense," one more netizen wrote.
PLUS Malaysia has since reported that the room where the incident took place has been "treated and cleaned"
"PLUS expresses its regret on the isolated incident which the woman ignored our cleaner and customers' warning upon witnessing the incident and would like to reiterate that all Rest and Service Areas are pet restricted areas to ensure cleanliness and comfort of all highway customers," the highway concessionary wrote on its website.
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