SUBANG JAYA, Jan 16 — An eatery in Bandar Sunway was ordered to close for 14 days for violating sanitary regulations, following an operation by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) Health Department, Sinar Harian reported yesterday.

During the special operation at 40 premises in PJS 11, Bandar Sunway, yesterday, the inspection team found the dining area to be in filthy condition as well as infestation of cockroaches.

Thirteen premises were issued summons for operating without licenses and for building structures that do not follow the permitted specifications.

MPSJ Corporate and Strategic Management Department deputy director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid said the operation was carried out to ensure that restaurants operators strictly complied by the laws in keeping eateries and the areas around it clean and comfortable.

He said following the plans to upgrade and beautify the back lanes of the area, restaurant owners have to be responsible for keeping the back alleys clean as it would give a positive social and economic impact.

“Following the checks we conducted, we found that the drainages in the back alleys are dirty and clogged, bulky items were placed in the area, which would obstruct the road, and there were also illegally built structures,” the Malay daily quoted Azfarizal.

He said the operation and enforcement had focused on the technical sectors under the local council, mainly the building, health, and licensing departments.

“Following the checks on 23 premises, under the Food Premises six eateries were granted the Grade A rating, nine received Grade B, and two other received a Grade C and D rating. Under the Provisions category, four received Grade A while two received Grade B.

“The order to shut down one restaurant, which received Grade D rating, was under Section 62 of the Food Establishment Licensing By-Laws (MPSJ) 2007, after finding that the restaurant was unhygienic and would endanger public health,” he said.

Azfarizal added that six premises were issued notices for violating the MPSJ’s specifications for kitchen hoods while three more premises were taken action under the Trades, Business And Industrial Licensing (MPSJ) By-Laws 2007.

Four premises had violated the law under Advertising By-Laws (MPSJ) 2007 for not having the advertising license.