View Full Version : USJ/SJ's Kopitiams Closed by MPSJ

09-04-2004, 08:24 AM
Hi good neighbours:) - Since yesterday, almost all Kopitiams that Orchi knows are forced to shut down 'temporarily' by MPSJ. MPSJ sure picked the right 'timings' to do just that, since we are only weeks after the GE2004.

Anyone knows what's going on about this? Is CASSA aware of this?:)

09-04-2004, 09:22 AM
I only got to found out bout this USJ 2 kopitiam being shutdown, dunno since when ... when i was thinking of starting my day with a prawn mee there. :rolleyes:

Either corner of the USJ 2 kopitiam is being shutdown by those MPSJ fella. Had to go all the way back to taipan there to have my beautiful breakfast on a beautiful day.

Have anyone notice today is a Good Friday and there isn't any jam on Persiaran Kewajipan ... :cool:

Cool Hand Luke
09-04-2004, 11:44 AM
Do anybody know the reasons for the closure?

09-04-2004, 12:24 PM
Orchi, can call ur friend, councillor Yap for more? tq:cool:

09-04-2004, 02:57 PM
No need to triouble Councillor Yap. This is the information I got. Late last month, MPSJ conducted a health campaign and during this period they visited all the eateries which the public patronise. They checked on the cleanliness of the eateries including that their food handlers have taken their health shots. In the operations they found many (what Orchi said is true) did not comply and on the spot issued compound and a warning to clean up their premises. A checklist is given to them. I think they were given two weeks to comply. Last night, the SWAT team turun padang and those who completely ignored the directive were shocked to find their premise sealed. Until they comply, they will remain close. The onus is on them to invite MPSJ to revisit their premise to inspect them again and only when they are satisfied, their coffeeshops will open for business again. By the way, these coffeeshops and resturants are all classified as D and below. Please remember them as these are the coffeeeshops who couldn't care less about basic hygiene and your health. Therefore, they are not worth your patronage unless you can't resist their prawn mee or assam laksa...... oh, I am torturing myself already as I am salivating now for the Seng Kee coffeeshop in Taipan. Hope they are open or else I am going to hack it open. Got to go now.

09-04-2004, 04:09 PM
anyone knows whether ten tien fatt in subang perdana court 3 is closed? love the food there... not the filth out back though.

09-04-2004, 04:51 PM
Hi:) - The points to the matter, Orchi feels that some of these kopitiams or mamak place that we got around SJ/USJ are really in 'shambles' n 'unhygienic' states of conditions. How MPSJ dealt with the same matter before should not be the issue here. It is rather what they just begins to do, is more important to the patrons of these kopitiams n restaurants. Orchi wishes to stress, 'its about time' something like this is taken care of by MPSJ, for once. N Orchi hopes that MPSJ, would continue to practice its enforcement laws on this matter adequately in the coming future.

Now, if any party or Cassa, wishes to emphasize a 'separate' motive or cause with these small traders, Orchi says, 'you better forget about doing it for this one'.:D

10-04-2004, 09:01 AM
I have this dilema in my for a long time.
i love some of these hawker food, but i believe the food handlers should wear GLOVES when they pick up the noodles, taugeh, prawns etc and not with their "bare hands"!
Sometimes it gives me the irks.....!
But what to do, pray first then eat.

Can MPSJ add this in as one of rulings pls?


10-04-2004, 09:30 AM
Hi JaneLim:) - MPSJ has every guidelines in their book, including the requirement that hawkers has to wear suitable gloves n proper attire such as 'hats' n 'aprons'. Sadly though, we don't see them adhering to the rules often enough. Gloves or no gloves, these people should have the least courtesy to patrons of their biz. Proper attitude to ensure 'hygienic' food preparations is most important. They can be asked to wear whatever there is in the book, but there is no point of it, if they come out of the 'wash' room, without having to wash up adequately.:(

10-04-2004, 10:54 AM
It is the tidak-apa attitude that goes on and on. Do what the authorities do in Taipei. When the no-plastic-bag ruling was enforced, all shops had posters stating there would be a fine for anyone store owner who provides plastic bags for free. Then spies would be sent out to supermarkets, 7-11's and every restaurant u can think of.. to check if bags are being provided.

Same thing can be applied here.. give stall owners ample warning,
then send out spies to slap fines on errant food handlers. Old dirty ways just hv to stop. Shiny new buildings and dirty grimy food shops just dont jive.
MPSJ just has to get their priorities right. Not shut down these places.. but cleanliess/hygiene a ruling.

10-04-2004, 11:26 AM
The problem here is that rasuah takes effect during enforcement.

10-04-2004, 06:15 PM
Hi:) - No sooner before or after Firefly's posting in this topic, some of these 'closed down' kopitiams n restaurants are 'reopen' for biz as 'usual'. Orchi wonders how much of an 'effectiveness' of this 'crack down' campaign from MPSJ has brought about the 'unhygienic' conditons of these kopitiams n restaurants.

Firefly:) - Any coincidence about what you said in your last postings here? Usually any ops by any authorities would have to carry a name 'ops sikap', 'ops lumba haram', 'ops kaki kuda', 'ops cetak rompak', 'ops kaki ekor' , 'ops judi haram', etc. Could this be 'ops jom jom cari makan'?:D

14-04-2004, 05:40 PM
Yesterday, we took some friends out to a new restaurant in Taipan and noticed that the waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket.

It seemed a little strange, but I ignored it. However, when the dishwasher brought out water and utensils, I noticed he also had a spoon in his shirt pocket, then looked around the room and saw that all the staff had spoons in their pockets.

When the waiter came back to serve our soup I asked, "Why the spoon?" "Well," he explained, "the restaurant's owners hired Anderson Consulting, experts in efficiency, in order to revamp all our processes. After several months of statistical analysis, they concluded that customers drop their spoons 73.84 percent more often than any other utensil. This represents a drop frequency of approximately 3 spoons per table per hour. If our personnel is prepared to deal with that contingency, we can reduce the number of trips back to the kitchen and save 15 man-hours per shift."

As luck would have it I dropped my spoon and he was able to replace it with his spare spoon. "I'll get another spoon next time I go to the kitchen instead of making an extra trip to get it right now." I was rather impressed.

The waiter served our main course and I continued to look around. I then noticed that there was a very thin string hanging out of the waiter's fly.

Looking around, I noticed that all the waiters had the same string hanging from their flies. My curiosity got the better of me and before he walked off, I asked the waiter, "Excuse me, but can you tell me why you have that string right there?"

"Oh, certainly!" he answered, lowering his voice. "Not everyone is as observant as you. That consulting firm I mentioned also found out that we can save time in the restroom."

"How so?" "See," he continued, "by tying this string to the head of you know what, we can pull it out over the urinal without touching it and that way eliminate the need to wash the hands, shortening the time spent in the restroom by 76.39 percent."

"Okay, that makes sense, but . . . if the string helps you get it out, how do you put it back in?"

"Well," he whispered, lowering his voice even further, "I don't know about the others, but I use the spoon."

14-04-2004, 07:16 PM
Hi pcYeoh:) - :D Not only you made Orchi's day, you cracked Orchi up also...hahahahaha:D That's going to be a classic!

15-04-2004, 10:56 AM
Good one, pc adapting to our local culture but read it a few weeks back. Why use Anderson Consulting? You may get into trouble... Seemed to read somewhere that this firm has changed its name. See you Sat. :D