IPOH: A famous nasi kandar stall that operated from a coffeeshop in Jalan Yang Kalsom and ordered to be closed by the health authorities here wants proof that faeces was found in its food.
Its manager Mohd Nihmathullah Syed Mustaffa, 49, has challenged the media and the girl who posted the defamatory remarks on her Facebook page to provide evidence instead of merely defaming the stall.
He said there could be a miscommunication in the posting. "The person may have referred to another restaurant," he said.
Mohd Nihmathullah did not deny that they were asked to cease operations for two weeks by the Kinta Health Department because of poor hygiene in its kitchen.
"The closure has nothing do with faeces found in our food," he said, adding that he and his workers ate the same food as well. "It is not possible for us to even think of putting faeces into the food."
It was reported yesterday that the department had issued a notice to the nasi kandar operator to cease operations with immediate effect until Nov 28 following a raid on the premises at 5pm on Thursday. The stall has been operating since 1955.
Mohd Nihmathullah said the Health Department had instructed them to clean up the premises.
"If within three days the outcome is satisfactory, we can resume operations," he said.
"I am not questioning the action by the department as its authorities are merely carrying out their duty. However, I am upset with the FB posting and the media for making untrue comments."