KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24, 2016:
The picture of a pricey dinner bill, claimed to be part of a chef’s revelation about the exorbitant amount spent on dinner at the residence of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been slammed as fake.
The bill, bearing the name of Me’nate Steak Hub, is fake according to its owner Mustaffa Othman.
The picture, which has gone viral as part of various blog postings, shows a receipt for RM19,284.80 for matsusaka wagyu beef. Along with it is another picture of a chef serving the Prime Minister and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
“Me’nate Steak Hub denies a report revealing the so-called price of steak served at Seri Perdana recently. After going through the price tags, it was indeed fake and it was not in our inventory system.
“The price tag as well as the notes seem to be made up by some party. It is not the same as the standard that we have in all of our Me’nate Steak hub outlets.
“Plus, we have our own distinct bar coding which is very much different from what has gone viral,” wrote Mustaffa on Facebook yesterday.
Mustaffa said that the menu served was irrelevant and that the picture of the chef serving the Prime Minister and his wife was not from his restaurant.
“The dishes displayed on the picture did not make any sense. If you are having a steak and Matsusaka (Japanese beef), how can there be any rice or other dishes for that matter. Even the chef featured in the picture was not from my restaurant,” he said.
He said that he was disappointed with some parties who framed them with such political slander and that they were now planning to seek legal advise from their attorney to solve this matter.
“We are very much disappointed with irresponsible parties who want to drag us into politics. We are planning on consulting our lawyers and are in the process of being advised about the legal actions that we have to take against those who created such slander,” said Mustaffa.
He also said that if the parties responsible for this issue refused to stop, they would have to report the matter to the police for further action.