F&B operators irked by conflicting SOP on playing background music


Raevathi Supramaniam

The NSC guideline allows for the playing of recordings and live broadcasts for entertainment and informational purposes for states in Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan. However, it is not specific to restaurants. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 31, 2021.

A COVID-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) on the playing of background music is causing confusion and headaches to food and beverage (F&B) operators, some of whom have been fined RM25,000 each, in Selangor.

There is a lack of alignment between the SOP issued by the National Security Council (NSC) and local by-laws on playing music in eateries, Restaurant and Bistro Owners Association vice-president Jeremy Lim said.


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