It was just last week when Kuala Lumpur mayor, Tan Sri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz, pushed for the permanent closure of Raj’s Banana Leaf Restaurant after the unhygienic practices of the restaurant’s staff was exposed.
It was learnt that in addition to washing dishes in murky pothole water, the restaurant was also slapped with three food-handling notices for not vaccinating its workers with anti-typhoid vaccinations, not attending food-handling training, and failing to be pest-free.
Fast forward to this week and it would seem that the Tan Sri’s word should not be taken lightly as a report by The Star now confirms that Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has revoked Raj’s Banana Leaf Restaurant’s operating licenses.
This permanent closure however, only affects the Bangsar branch of the banana leaf rice restaurant.
We wanna say it’s a shame that there’s now one less place to get our fix of banana leaf rice in Bangsar, but we rather have restaurants that prioritise cleanliness above all else. Hopefully this serves as a lesson for other eateries with less-than-ideal hygiene standards as well.