myBurgerLab was accused of violating standard operating procedures (SOPs) under the Movement Control Order (MCO) yesterday (Sunday, 16th May) and was almost slapped with a RM25,000 fine.
Several officers had passed by the outlet in Bandar Sunway and saw an employee eating his meal inside at 5:15pm. The staff was having a quick bite before his shift at 5:30pm.
“They took a photo of him, and asked him to come outside. They then said that it was an MCO violation because he was dining in, and told us to meet at the police station nearby as they were going to issue a RM25,000 fine,” co-founder Renyi Chin was quoted as saying. He also posted a screenshot of his WhatsApp conversation on Facebook.
The staff in question is a university student and only working part-time to earn pocket money. Renyi shared that his staff was merely finishing his packed meal that he bought from a nearby store.
myBurgerLab updated last night that they were let off with a warning at the police station after providing the letter of employment of said staff. So where should restaurant workers eat at then? “Be smart. Hide,” the authorities replied.