Desperation for nasi ganja was seen at its finest when a helicopter from Kuala Lumpur landed at Ipoh Padang between 9.55am to 10.15am earlier today (July 23) just to pick up an order for the locally famous delicacy.
According to a report by Utusan Malaysia, a spokesperson for the eatery involved, who wishes to remain anonymous, said that they received an order for 36 packets of nasi ganja with chicken, beef and salted eggs, by a customer all the way from Kuala Lumpur.
The spokesperson added, the restaurant was initially skeptical of the order’s authenticity and took it as merely a joke.
“I had my doubts because never had any customers said that they’ll be picking up an order via a helicopter. However, I’m flabbergasted because it happened today.
“This is the first time ever an order was picked up using a helicopter. The price for each packet remains at RM10, though,” the spokesperson further mentioned.
Commenting on the matter, state police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said that an investigation was opened based on non-compliance of SOPs prohibiting interdistrict/interstate travelling.
“After checking with the Ipoh Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), we found out that the helicopter only obtained permission to land at Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (LTSAS).
“No permission whatsoever was granted for it to land at the field,” he elaborated.
Mior said the police have forwarded details of the incident to CAAM for further investigation.
“This case is being investigated under Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020 (Act 342),” he added.
The helicopter is believed to be privately owned.