A Vietnamese restaurant in Kuala Lumpur is facing a fine. Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan

A Vietnamese restaurant in Malaysia is facing a fine after authorities found uncertified ‘Halal’ logos on their food packages. Alwi Abdul Hamid, the chief enforcement officer of Pahang Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Office, said it was the second time the restaurant in Jalan Pasar, Kuala Lumpur, had been in trouble Malay Mail reported.

Hamid said the restaurant had violated the Trade Description Act 2011 and Trade Description (Certification and Marking of Halal) Order 2011. He added that the restaurant had been fined for the same offense in April 2018.

He added that the conviction for the first offense would carry a penalty of at least 100,000 ringgit (US$24,453). As for a second conviction, offenders may be slapped with a fine of 250,000 ringgit (US$61,132) or a three-year jail term.

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