Restaurateurs flouting MoH guidelines will be brought to court

Azlan Othman

Restaurants and cafe owners not complying with Ministry of Health (MoH) guidelines – such as permitting employees not to wear face masks, organising buffets or operating beyond the restaurant’s capacity – will be brought to court.

“It is an alarming situation and the MoH is looking at this problem seriously, with plans to carry out spot checks. We have constantly reminded restaurants to abide by the rules and regulations. There should not be an excuse of being unaware of the reminders. Yet still there are restaurants flouting these regulations,” Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar said yesterday.

“There are also instances where restaurant workers not keeping well are forced to work. They will also be charged in court,” the minister said.