Jothy’s Fish Head Curry Banana Leaf Restaurant

a.k.a. The Worst Fish Head Curry and Banana Leaf Restaurant in the Known Universe

jothys fish head curry banana leaf rice

Jothy’s Fish Head Curry Banana Leaf Restaurant is located in Api Api Center in KK, Sabah and has a lot of impressive stickers on its front window facade, including one that says “as seen in Lonely Planet”, which was the reason we headed there to eat in the first place. I place a certain amount of trust in the Lonely Planet brand.

jothys interior

The first clue that it might not exactly be the best place to eat when we walked in is the underwhelming crowd in the restaurant. We were the only ones there. I swear I could hear crickets chirping.

jothys banana leaf

Their banana leaf rice seems authentic enough…

jothys banana leaf rice

…but the taste did not live up to expectations. I tried every single one of the side serves and found them severely wanting.

jothys curry fish head

Their flagship signature dish – the curry fish head – was tough, overcooked and dry. It’s certainly not “the freshest fish head from the market”.

jothys curry fish head meat

I don’t know what kind of fish this head came from but finding meat is like looking for a needle in a haystack (or insert other cliched analogy here since there are a lot of fish bones in there).

jothys prawn

The fried prawns were not “succulent” as the menu claimed, but tough. I’m also highly doubtful about the “choice fish eggs fried to perfection” description as our fish roe had the same taste and texture of cardboard (not that I’ve ever eaten cardboard – it’s what I imagine cardboard would taste like).

jothys lonely planet

I find this unforgivable in a place known for it’s abundance of seafood. The bill was exorbitant too – the fish head curry alone was RM 50.

jothys herpes

It’s a tourist trap. Avoid it like a bad case of herpes.

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314 thoughts on “Jothy’s Fish Head Curry Banana Leaf Restaurant”

  1. poor jothy. hopefully they reinvent their food. would hate to see a business go away and people lose their jobs. did you at least try the banana leaf?

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  2. WEEN: It’s in the middle of KK city, gotta be a tourist trap. Crap.
    Yeah, we ate everything. I couldn’t finish it though.
    Verdict: Bad.
    Just being honest here. 🙂
    chrisblitz: HAHA! Very apt analogy! I take my hat off. 🙂
    Yeah, but surprisingly, it was recommended by Lonely Planet, which I tend to trust, kinda, sorta.
    It’s not even budget! The meal was damn expensive. 🙁

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  3. Haha this is like Chong Choon Sarawak laksa (i’m sure you’ve heard of it!). Extremely overrated – makes me pissed when people put that in travel logs!

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  4. HB, too bad your meal was not you expect of it. That the way it goes sometime. I did find still interesting of Malaysian food and serve on banana leaves. Enjoyed still this entry.

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  5. chefmel: Haha! Yeah, I know what you’re talking about. I still think the best Sarawak Laksa is at Golden Arches. Locals go there, and it’s not that well known to people not from Sarawak. 🙂
    Just like Sibu, we have hidden gems like Monkey kampua which non-locals would never think of going in. 🙂
    Erica: Oh, we have great banana leaf in KL. Just not in KK. 🙂
    This was extremally disappointing coz they didn’t set the right expectations. 🙂

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  6. Huai Bin, you are still in KK? Yep, Jothy is overrated but I didn’t expect it’s is that bad. Went twice, food were average. Krishna is the best by far.

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  7. haha yea, overpriced! I’ve tried a popular roadside mamak fish head curry in KL called Anuars. Thats really good meat off the cheeks and wont cost u as much. Maybe u wanna check it out someday.

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  8. Dude, I have to say this… Indian food in East Malaysia is bad. The best is, to avoid it. U cant get expect the same as in KL.

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  9. ah nel: Oh, I would definately rate this as better than jail food. Jail food is horrible. Prison food is slightly better. 🙂
    Simon Seow: The one is Bangsar is pretty good too! 🙂
    Elsa: Nope, I went there last month (or was it the month before?). Perhaps I went on a bad day coz the food is horrible. 🙁
    Especially after the high expectations set by the Lonely Planet sticker.
    Thanks for the tip about Krishna! 🙂
    chrisblitz: Nice! Where is the place? 🙂
    Leif: Yup, agree on that account – Indian food over here is much better than in East Malaysia. Sri Shan in Kuching is not bad though. 🙂

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  10. Dude, why is somebody else doing your laundry? You don’t have a washing machine? Poor HB.
    Anyway, what’s with the fish head, did you complain to the restaurant? Eh abang, cannot find ikan lah, lu mao cari. susah cari leh, macam cari g-spot lah. ha ha
    Running a business is actually not difficult but takes a lot of discipline. that’s where most people fails. They makes 5,000 a month and spends 7,000. Not that the business is bad, they just can’t handle the cashflow.

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  11. Jerine: Where?
    eiling: Haha! Seriously, it’s bad. I’ve been eating good food in KK so on the very last day and the very last meal, to eat this before flying back was very potong stim. 🙂
    rocket: Nope, my studio unit is pre-furnished, it’s a serviced apartment so it can’t fit a washing machine. It’s only 500 sq feet.
    It was the VERY LAST curry fish head actually. I don’t know how many they actually cook. 🙂
    Tey Cindy: Haha! It’s the waiter who’s good in doing that. Damn pro, very nice scoops and neat too! 🙂

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  12. arrgghh jothy? u shouldn’t got there!!!! that place suck!!! best fish head curry.. u should try Khisnha fish head curry… got a few branches in kk…

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  13. gypsy-on-the-move: Yeah, it’s a tourist trap…and Kevin (my friend) told me about this Lonely Planet scandal so I shall not be so trusting about the brand anymore. 🙁
    Jairo: I totally agree…the fish head is horrible and it’s not fresh either, which is a sin in KK since there’s fresh fish everywhere.
    Yup, shall check out Krishna next time! 🙂

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  14. i think i saw this place when i was in KK, it’s behind Marina Court right? next to Central Point?
    anyway, we didn’t go there as we didn’t want to go all the way to KK just to eat banana leaf rice (which we can easily get it here in Penang)…. so we went to The Place, i believe its few doors down from Jothy’s…. lovely filipino food! yummers…. (will blog about it .. soon…err… i.. promise.. heheh)

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  15. KY: Heh! Yeah, one of the dead giveaways. 🙂
    shimmers999: Yup! It’s in Api Api Center, next to Center Point. 🙂
    Heh! Okay, can’t wait to read it! It must have been better than this Jothy place.
    suituapui: Nice! Thanks for the offer, I will DEFINATELY take you up on it. 🙂

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  16. Casley: Yeah, I would seriously urge you not to go to this one. It’s horrible. 🙂
    jonny123: Hmm…technically I went to NZ at 15 years old, to study. I work outside of Sibu so it’s been a while. I still have my own bedroom though, as do my sister, for when we go back.
    Now that’s family for you. 🙂

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  17. HB…
    Jothy’s used to be good and packed in years past! The wife is the Chef! The guy in green in 2nd pix is the husband aka owner.
    My last meal there was 4 years ago when I got a diarrhoea after having their side vegs. Turned out one of the vegs was already stale!
    Krishna’s would be your best bet for a decent fish head curry in KK. Located at Millennium Plaza. Usually packed too and the owner is a KLian married to a local. The owner is funny too when he announced to all diners, “I have to go home now because my wife asks me to wash and hang all the dirty clothes!” …lmao!

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  18. HB…
    Jothy’s used to be good and packed in years past! The wife is the Chef! The guy in green in 2nd pix is the husband aka owner.
    My last meal there was 4 years ago when I got a bout of diarrhoea after having their side vegs. Turned out one of the vegs was already stale!
    Krishna’s would be your best bet for a decent fish head curry in KK. Located at Millennium Plaza. Usually packed too and the owner is a KLian married to a local. The owner is funny too when he announced to all diners, “I have to go home now because my wife asks me to wash and hang all the dirty clothes!” …lmao!

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  19. Dommon: Hey, thanks for the information! 🙂
    Alas, it has seen better days as the food is horrible nowadays. They must have gotten the sticker during the glory days. 😉
    Thanks for the tip regarding Krishna! 🙂
    jonny123: My hometown is Sibu. It’s not even a city so I don’t exactly enjoy living there (perhaps when I have kids) and jobs in the line that I like are non existant. 🙂

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  20. Just read in the papers that you and Google are being sued by Jothy’s for defamation. But in reality where is the freedom of speech. Jothy’s should take your comments like a gentlemen and improve. Anyway the food at Jothy’s really sucks and pricey.

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  21. freedom of speech is cool but there is a difference between ethical blogger and online cool wannabes. i don’t see how could someone relate food experience with ‘herpes’. come on, thats very unintellectual and immature.

    i hope we all learn from this – myself included – and start blogging with ethics. so its not up expectation? write that the food is not up to your expectation. be rational and fair. u can be cool and win fans in so many ways other than sounding like a total ass.

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    • You’ll make a really good restaurant operator! 😉

      I’ll love to be one too – open my own and do things my own way in this new age of social media.

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  22. The owners of Jothy’s don’t have a leg to stand on.
    From what I’ve read, it’s a fair and substantiated review. Suing you (and Google) seems like a pathetic attempt to extort money and is totally ridiculous.
    As if, food commentators don’t have the right to give bad reviews! PLease! Get with the programme, Jothy’s, and improve where there is room for it.

    As for the haters, like annie (above) … you need to learn to read. At no point was the dining experience equated with herpes. The comparison drawn was been avoiding the restaurant like one would avoid herpes. An amusing simile, I thought. Writer’s styles vary and humor is not everyone’s cup of tea, so if you don’t like the writing style, simply don’t read the blog annie!

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  23. Jothy’s is a bloody sore loser!!!! If you get criticized, take it like a gentleman and improve la.. Suing the blogger is in fact worse for your business as it now creates more publicity for you and everyone now will avoid Jothy’s curry fish head restaurant.. Hmmm on second thoughts, are you trying to dig for gold in your last pathetic attempt to save your business…?

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  24. Its because of the lawsuit that brought me searching for your blog..i think it is nicely written, continue blogging, dun let this stop your blog Will be supporting you, man!

    (Insert name here) is just trying their last ditch attempt to save their business (will I get sued for saying this?? oh come on!)

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  25. I was in KK 2 months back hiking up Kinabalu.Love eating in authentic banana leaf restaurants as I’m from Klang. Saw the ad in a tourist brochure and decided to check the place out for banana leaf lunch.Yup with the lonely Planet sticker at the entrance and all.
    Service was horrible and the food was hopeless.I did’nt even finish my food. Really regretted not eating in McDonald’s next door.
    The only consolation was the Mango Lassi which was above average I’d say.
    Was wondering how in the world could this place get recommended by Lonely Planet but then I just left it at that and flew back home to KL. Just read about the lawsuit today and I believe that the comments in your blog was justified. They DO serve lousy food with a pathetic excuse as a banana leaf restaurant.

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  26. when someone says your food is good, u dun sue.
    when someone says your food sucks, u sue.

    dear mr. tharumaraj, to avoid such complication in the future, it is avisable to put up a warning sign in front of your restaurant, just next to the Lonely Planet stickers, that sounds something like this:

    WARNING! Only praises on our food are allowed! Those who criticize on our food shall be prosecuted!
    (*with a fine print: minimun RM6mil punitive damage shall be seek)

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  27. Totally agree with your review. Quality of the food is below average. Doesn’t justify the price they charge for it either. IMO the owner is just looking for an excuse to why people aren’t coming to his restaurant anymore. Having someone to blame is easier than admitting that your food sucks.

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  28. Read in TheStar about the law suit and went searching on the net.

    Found reports and photos on tripadvisor. Shook my head when reading about the food prizes and saw the pictures and put that in comparison with a RM 6million lawsuit.

    Then, after reading this blog and seeing more photos of the eatery, I get the impression that Jothy’s owner PLUS his lawyers are total fools. The looks of the eatery are not even middle-class (compared to restaurants I have eaten in in Malaysia), but they sue for world-class damages. Not even the poshest restaurant on the planet would sue for RM 6million/USDollar 2million in revenge for a client’s complaint.

    If Malaysian judges have any proper senses they should throw out the suit and slap huge fees on Jothy’s owner and his lawyers. What a greedy lot.

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  29. Eating at that place (I can’t mention the name or I get sued) is just like an astronaut who have landed in a Lonely Planet indeed. Imagine at the first instance of arrival you’ll find the funny stare that will come from the eagerly waiting inhabitants. To your surprise, you are indeed alone in a place that was supposed to be in abundance of food as endorsed in a famous travel magazine. Expecting fresh cooked food is definitely impossible because you’re the first visitor from a million light years planet called “Earth” after the last alien visitor who died of food poisoning a hundred years ago. After you’ve eaten the food that probably was frozen for a long time, the meat surely will be tough and the taste is like a frozen meat unfrozen and frozen so many times that you can taste the calendar in your tongue. The cashier shivering with excitement, preparing to punch in the exorbitant amount on its keys, as time change and maintenance cost are high while waiting for the next customer which is another light years away, the value that you eat is definitely will be costlier. Well my dear planet travelers, before you follow the guide magazine, look when it was publish or you end up traveling so many light years away and when you write a complain and commented as an unsatisfied customer that paid the exorbitant bill, you get sued exorbitantly too…just for a frozen dunno what fish head. 😀

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  30. Don’t mess with Indian (well not all, of course but definitely most of them) or they’ll mess with you till their last breath ….

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    • …ha ha, who’s scared with Indians? (although not all Indians are kinda bad or boastful) that’s why you only find few Indians settling in a land that chop anyone’s head off (Sabah & Sarawak) if they try to be funny but I guess this restaurant is chopping a lot more than that when its suppose to apologies to an unsatisfied customer and improve whatever is lacking on their restaurant in order to be accepted in a very competitive environment of food and beverage services. I’m an avid Indian food lover and I’ve known many Indian restaurant operators that can accept constructive criticism, I guess this operator is not even closer to those Indian restaurant operators I’ve known so messing with us (Customers) till their last breath will only make themselves a fool…boastful too and end up a loser.

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  31. We just moved to KK and were recommended by locals not to go to Jothy’s. Sorry that they’re suing you but jee, didn’t they realize the bad publicity this would cause?

    I guess a lesson learnt is not to trust lonely planet’s recommendations.

    I don’t think they can win and hope they don’t.

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  32. Glad this issue came out. The owners are snobbish. Food is not as great, service is bad. Even the Indian in KK don’t like to go to this restaurant.
    I have been staying in KK for the last 11 years and would have visited this place about 8 times. During my last visit in Dec, half way thru the meal they run out of veg. But they still charged me full. Like to congratulate Mr Tharumaraj for blowing this up. U have done yourself a huge favour!!

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  33. I salute you for your honest comment. That restaurant operator is a fool himself. By suing you, does he thinks that he’s going to get back his restaurant’s reputation? Reputation build itself. I’ve never known about this restaurant and I would have tried it if it is recommended by Lonely Planet, now that the owner made a fuss about it and it has been known all over the M’sia, I think he can expect flies to visit his restaurant now.

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    • I disagree with u, I’m a sabahan n live in kk n I could tell u their business is really booming. I used to love d food there but bcoz I work somewhere in Lintas I seldom has the chance to go. With all this publicity I have a reason to drop by jothys with my family n the food is still good. yes the fish head curry only is 50 bucks but when it comes to good food, it’s something I won’t complaint

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  34. From the picture… already know its not authentic liao. even the neighbourhood kayu looks better.
    trip advisor only got 5 comments niah. how to say its the best ler? ask the owner to do a public audition and see.

    perhaps huaibin, you shd remove the ‘herpes’ word lo.

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    • even wit 5 comments, all give good review. not even 1 said bad. Jothy never claim their the best ma…
      you shld go and try for urslf then u will knw

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    • yo, 4 out of 5 comments not Malaysian. They, om putih know nothing about curry. We curry most of our time, i can get foreigners to decide the taste of our locals.

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  35. tengok pada kekosongan org dalam restoran pun sudah dapat agak yang sebelum blog entri ini ditulis pun perniagaan restoran ini memang sudah tidak mendapat sambutan. jadi kenapa nak salahkan admin tentang kemunduran restoran ni.

    harap keputusan mahkamah memihak blogger.

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  36. It looks like you have a good case against the restaurant.

    In law, it will depend on whether you get a good lawyer who knows what he´s doing, and who knows the law of defamation well.

    Tip: Don´t hire a lawyer who is not a proven food lover.

    Contact me if you would like referrals. I guarantee you, you will get the most direct, non-b***s**t opinions.

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  37. American courts almost always side with the critics as they are sensible enough to realize the consequences should restaurants be allowed to use lawsuits to censure negative reviews. On the other hand, the Australian high court once ruled that a critic was indeed defamatory.

    Not sure how the Malaysian courts will react. Considering that our government seems to be going on an anti-blogger crusade these days, they might decide to make an example out of you – even if your blog is not political in nature.

    Never eaten there before but I support you on principal. Good luck.

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  38. its the internet! sue my ass, his food sure sucks …… x de orang kat situ! Honestly i cant c how people will even surf the net for mamak stores. Jothy, admit it, ur food sucks and close lah ur shop. Everyday you open, you lose money.

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  39. yeah,right, you feel like you are the expert of food, but have you ever think that indirectly u have kill somebody bussiness and some household families that try to survive by working there only to supply your high class tongue of taste? have you ever think if you are in their position ?

    everything sure got it good n bad, taste sucks in yours doesnt mean sucks in others too, its relative ,if u dont like, just keep for yourself , come on, nobody is perfect and you make it as you are the best in the world…

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    • “if u dont like, just keep for yourself , come on, nobody is perfect and you make it as you are the best in the world”

      Well then, if I had to pay RM45~50 for a curry fish head dish which tastes and feels like crap, I AM gonna complain and tell EVERYONE I meet to avoid it if they don´t want to know what shit tastes like. I sure´s hell am ENTITLED to talk bad about the restaurant which gave me crap food for RM45~50!

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      • If the foods sucks, as a blogger you got to tell the truth, as a restaurant owner / hotelier you got to accept criticism to improve. I have a family to feed, I have myself to feed, I am now selling coke at 5 bucks a can and can deliver anywhere in Malaysia, so Evilangel can I put you down for say 50 cartons a year… Got to pay for my nice car and nice watch like Jothys owner ma, some of this coke is expired but still drinkable.

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        • they dont even force you to eat at their resto…., you have right to not deal with them and refuse all the offer..

          its all about try,experience and failure, nothing to shout about..

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          • @evilangel

            you are such a hypocrite. you said about rights and yet u criticized Huai Bin’s right to share his opinion. also, u judged Kek Huat and when he passed judgment unto you, you labeled him as a “perfectionist”. what kind of world were u brought up from?

  40. appreciate your honest post but honesty have different level, and not all people can accept brutally honest comments like yours, malaysia restaurant is not like overseas restaurant whereby you can just go to any random rest with no expectations and still endup getting good service and food, here even if the rest have good review you still have to depend on luck, sometimes it’s not good today but if you go again you’ll receivd different result, it depends, i’m not saying that this post is your bad luck day maybe this rest is really bad.

    but the line “It’s a tourist trap. Avoid it like a bad case of herpes” is too much to accept by anyone, imagine if you’re in the owners shoe, its really a business killer lines esp when your blog is ends ups a popular blog post. this teaches bloggers to use their word carefully when reviewing rest/etc, professionalism in writing needs to be taken seriously, e.g kyspeaks.com he’s one of the professional food blogger around. good luck.

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    • You are absolutely correct!

      I ALWAYS complain about East-Malaysians cooking crap.

      And I always say “avoid it if you don´t want to know what shit tastes like.”

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      • Are you sure about this? How many “East-Malaysians” dishes and places have tried to make you come up with this kind of statement???

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        • I am a food lover. I have travelled and indulged in food from Padang Besar to Kuching. And I don´t go to tourist spots for food.

          As with most places, from tomyam in Perlis to laksa Sarawak in Sarawak, only a few are good at what they do. But the problem is more obvious in East-Malaysia than in West-Malaysia.

          Apart from the occasional specialty, there is nothing — I repeat, NOTHING — that is even worth spending expensive money on.

          Don´t be sensitive. It is a fact. East-Malaysian food generally doesn´t come close to West-Malaysian food even in the same class, e.g. roti chanai vs. roti chanai. The reason is because East-Malaysian food (and methods of preparation) has not undergone the fusion and integration that you find in West-Malaysia. This is one of the Malayan strengths, i.e. diversity.

          [The irony of this all is that West-Malaysian societies are becoming more disintegrated — hence the racial polarisation.]

          And how many East-Malaysian dishes and places have you tried to dare to challenge me?

          [Note: Please spare me the list of details. Just generally will do.]

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  41. Hi there. What you are doing is called FREEDOM OF SPEECH and an honest comment for the judgement of the public. I thank you for your honest information.

    I am very much against the abuse of the defamation law to conceal the truth. Therefore I have just set up a weblog http://malaysiadefamation.blogspot.com/ to create awareness, highlight those defamation cases in Malaysia which should never be dragged to court, moreover to teach you how to fight for your rights in court. My blog is still new, but hopefully within time it will assist someone out there.

    I suppose it’s high time that organisations should not be allowed to sue for defamation especially those organisations who produce and sell food and consumer goods. I believe customers have the right to openly critic and organisations have the right to challenge, dispute or explain to their customers but not to the lengthen of suing them.

    I believe Malaysians are not foolish to judge what is false or true. The only way to fight against organisation defamation is to remind them about consumers’ rights and to show them that they have forgotten that their customers is the boss and has the power, not the courts.

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  42. Come on guy, that not the way to tarnish other business, if you think that jothy restaurant is that bad why totally kill his business, let other judge it instead of you, might as well shut up and mind you own business rather than commented roughly, so you are suck than.

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    • Let other judge? Who is that other?? We the CUSTOMERS, who is paying money for the food and service are the one and have the right to judge it!!!

      I am totally upset and frustrated with private shops/company running their business knowadays. It seems like they don’t bother about making money out of your pocket at all (of course a lot of them are just employee and not the boss itself, but you do come across some who are the bosses themselves). I went to government department and found out that even government servants are having smiling face which I can’t find on those private one!!

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    • Shut up and let others judge? Not much for freedom of speech, are you? What about the others judging? If they don’t like the food also, they should shut up as well? Going by your logic, I don’t like your opinion so maybe you should shut up and not post it. What a wonderful world this would be, eh?

      I find the accusation of “killing his business” to be hilarious. If all it takes to bring down a restaurant is ONE negative review on a blog, than there’s something fundamentally wrong with your business in the first place. The occasional negative review is part and parcel of the food industry. Good restaurants are able to weather them. Bad ones pin the blame on critics instead of examining their own faults.

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      • Very well said Alvin. If I write a food review I’d write the same thing. Call a spade a spade.
        RM50 for that rubbish fish is ridiculous. That looks like ikan putih which is cheap fish. Fish head using Ikan Putih is a little better than using rubber wood.

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  43. I read one statement they are suing you over is “The Worst Fish Head Curry and Banana Leaf Restaurant in the Known Universe”. Any idiot would know what common sense is.

    Similarly, where was your common sense when you wrote this article?
    One look at the food, you should know you eat the banana leaf.
    Who ask you to eat anything else?

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  44. Dear commonsense,

    If you had any common sense in the first place, you would have been able to see that the restaurant is not doing well in the first place. The owner obviously don’t bother with customer feedback or even customer service which is why the food sucked in the first place, and therefore ex-customers avoid it like a plague. This lawsuit will just make more citizens feel repulsive about his shop and detest to step in there. Also, even the price is way exorbitant. I’d say the blogger saved the tourists from a trip to an unpleasant restaurant.

    I for one WILL NOT visit that shop. If you can’t take the feedback, don’t open the shop. This is a service industry. My thoughts is that the owner just want to make some money, close the shop and start another one somewhere serving distasteful food. How unprofessional.

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  45. hehe….uncommonsense

    When someone says something obviously wildly exaggerated as a figure of speech, only idiot will use it as basis to sue. That’s what common sense is about.

    I did sound like whacking Huai Bin. Read carefully again between the lines.
    Does the food look appetizing to you? Only the banana leaf looked the best.

    Btw, is banana leaf restaurant selling banana leaf for consumption?
    If not, shouldn’t they get sued for lying and cheating?

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    • have you tasted our original TUARAN MEE, MENGGATAL NGAU CHAP, TG. ARU CHU CHAP, LUYANG PAN MEIN, SUNNY GARDEN NG WHAT AND NG PAN? Which part of Sabah have you been to?

      Where do you stay? You came here alone and no one to show you around?

      Very sad, if that is the case. I am staying in KL and i missed these food so much. In KL, none is compared to this. Name me the Ngau Chap in Petaling Street and the one in Bkt BIntang………….to mark them……..? 3 out of 10 compared to the one in KK.

      Show me your best…………..LOT 10? The management of Lot 10 has put all the best food found in klang valley under ONE BIG ROOF…………….just normal there la………

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      • I’ve had Menggatal beef noodles – it’s awesome! I went to a lot of places that I’ve wanted to revisit during this trip, spent some time in KK before and went there on vacation. We stayed in Magellan Sutera Harbour, I wanted to hit the islands and beaches too. It’s not my first time in KK. 🙂

        Climbed Mt. Kinabalu in 2005. That was a great experience.

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        • yo bro, ive been following your blog since last year when i suddenly read in the newspaper today about the sue-sue thingy

          next time u come to kk email me will bring u to better places. been to Gayang seafood, salut kelapa bakar?

          take my mail buddy

          Ronne

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      • Reading your whole comment, which ends with “all the best food found in klang valley under ONE BIG ROOF…………….just normal there la………”

        … I really don´t know how to say this without sounding anything less than putting you down, but man… you are quite ignorant, aren´t you?

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  46. Huai Bin,

    “the worst restaurant in the universe” & ” avoid it like a bad case of herpes” was totally uncalled for! If you had a problem with the food & it wasn’t up to your standards/expectations, then you should have wrote just that.
    What happened to ethical blogging/writing? Have you even thought about the years of hard work & money these people would have put in? Its so easy for us to sit around and condemn others but put yourself in their shoes, how would you feel/react if someone said nasty things to tarnish your reputation? Don’t forget, you’ve had an interesting past and you are no angel yourself.

    Time to reflect Huai Bin!

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    • You must belong with those people who are quite dense.

      If you don´t want bad reviews, then serve well.

      Hey, I was a criminal before! And how does that make the food I am “paying” to eat from crap to tasty?

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      • Yah when you’ve had a long history of chemical/drug abuse & hv had kidney & liver failure, you tend to have a weak palate & be malignantly stupid !

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          • there’s no point talking to insensitive fools like u. I guess you will just have to learn it the hard way.

          • Lauren: It was supposed to be a humorous take. I don’t get why you’re calling people insensitive when, I quote, you mentioned “weak palate & be malignantly stupid”.

            Judge not lest ye be judged yourself. 😉

  47. I am not trying to be bias here – but we are allow to express our opinion right? Well I did not see anything defamatory by this blogger – never been there and anyway I cannot be the judge of curries – never really like spicy sort of food – mine will be grilled fish and vegetables – hahaha so no matter how much people recommended me about curry places, I will not really spend my time looking for it – I hope the blogger will not be punish for his personal opinion – all the best Mr. blogger:)

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    • i am a restaurant owner and blogger myself in kl, every morning i went to market and deal with fresh supplies. i often flew around malaysia as well to eat n share my experience online. i came to find that fishes in sabah are not cheap. i did try out at jothy’s last year and i think the food is not as bad as claimed, the price might be expensive for certain people but i think it is reasonable for the market over the east.as a restaurant owner i always read through everything in the menu before i order, as i remembered, the fish head price was based on the size of the head; and the menu stated clearly that the price is to refer to the waiter..i guess hb did not aware of that. i did not order the fish head due to the size, so i ordered curry fish instead. my point is there is such thing as west and east prices, if u are familiar in this area of business u would have known.

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      • And if you are truly a restaurant owner and food lover as you claim you are, then you´d noticed in the photos supplied by the blogger that the fish head curry dish is either not fresh, overcooked, badly prepared, a leftover, or all that has been mentioned.

        And if you´ll also make an effort to take a closer look, the guy who was serving at the table was not wearing proper hygienic attire. Since you are a restaurant owner, I don´t have to tell you what attire should be worn, and which laws are being broken.

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    • Then, when will u have the right to speak? Are u saying only Chinese have the right to talk about Chinese food, and Indians have the right to talk about Indian food? Man, u sure have got one tunneled vision. Food appreciation is as subjective as art and where do u start drawing the line? You probably can’t, coz when u do, u’ll confuse yourself when new scenarios crop up.

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  48. hmm..based on wat i’ve read so far it’s the price tht’s main issue here not the food..gud luck blogging next time!

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  49. Yes, you have a right to give your comment,but when you tell thousands of people reading your blog,to to avoid this place with strong words “avoid this place like bad case of herpes”.You are inviting trouble.
    The owner here certainly as a case.Good Luck.

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      • Well how do u prove whether or not HB’s claim is valid? What’s delicious to your tastebuds might be horrible to others & vice versa. So it’s best to be tactful in your comments, give constructive feedbacks not degrading ones.

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  50. Cheap publicity stunt from newspaper… Now both the blog and the restaurant will get more hits and views and visits….

    It is a blog and nothing wrong with critics… Sheesh… What is the fuss la?

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  51. I found this issue regarding on suing people for expressing their personal opinion is absurd. It’s better for admin to engage a lawyer also and counter-suing the owner of the restaurant to show him a lesson. Best of luck!

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  52. RM6 million defamation claims for people expressing a critical opinion on your food? Money must be growing on (banana) trees………..

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  53. If the food is good by now there will be positive posts to counter huai bin’s opinion.

    What happens to consumer right to be served and get what they paid for? There are way too many self deceived people who think they can get into food business without even have the right skills and tools. is it wrong for huai bin, as a consumer to voice out his opinion that he paid so much for crap? In this bolehland, semua org kata apa apa pun boleh but Ade quality ke? Malaysians just wake up from your freaking slumber and demand for your rights. If a waiter serves you poorly, demand for a better service. If a product claims to certain benefits and purpose and doesn’t function that way, ask for a refund! If you are served crappy food, voice out.

    If Malaysians decide to be complacent and adopt such tidak apa attitude then in the new few years, I can assure you that this country will soon face a major problem. Large poverty gap, racial inequality, bad education system, high medical care, etc.

    Be a progressive nation la!

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  54. I agree that suing somebody just because of an unfavorable comments against them is not right.

    But i believe that making a comment against someone should be fair too.

    More ever, food tasting is very subjective. Each of us has our own taste.

    I have been to a fish curry head shop in KL (a very famous and appeared in the newspaper too). For me it is very expensive too, RM60 for half of the fish head). The meat is hard, as a person who loves cooking, i know it is over cooked. I have been to other banana leaf fish curry head in various part of KK and sabah. For me all taste the same, nothing special. I think the fish head is better if it is boiled with ham choy, sour plum, tomato and tau foo.

    So, there you are! Some might have tasted the food in Jothy and they like it but not you. Very subjective tasty issue.

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  55. life story of Tharumaraj Sivaperumal:-

    cheat, con and steal for seed capital

    start a restaurant, hire the cheapest chef, use the cheapest ingredients that can be found, charge the highest possible prices

    thinks up brilliant idea to stick big “recommended by lonely planet” sign to con tourists passing by (and unsuspecting locals)

    realises word-of-mouth spreads pretty fast nowadays, with blogs and all, decides to try a fast one (with fellow crook, Marcel Jude Joseph) by claiming RM6 million for defamation

    burns restaurant to claim insurance money? oops beat u to the punch, pretty sure its been taken into consideration tho

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  56. Stupid owner of the restaurant shouldn’t have sued in the first place. If he hadn’t sued, I won’t have known about this blog, and I wouldn’t have known that the food sux big time! Now that everyone in the world knows, his business can go bankrupt for good! HAHAHA!!! Wanna sue Google some more, what a moron!

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  57. No food establishment can expect only positive reviews everytime. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, as is blogger Mr Poh. By threatening to sue Mr Poh and Google, and thus bringing it to the attention of the international community, only serves to highlight the negative review – which would have probably have been missed or ignored by readers, as they would weigh the number of positive reviews against the number of negative reviews, to form their own opinion.
    I would advise the owner, Mr Tharumaraj Sivaperumal, to back down and not make a spectacle of himself. Bullies, in the real and cyberworld, are not welcome!

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  58. We are so used to ‘tidak apa’ attitude. Is it ‘tidak apa’ if i’d be charged rm50 for something that is not worth it? Its ‘tidak apa’ if i get a bad service? What is service in our country anyway? Is mr jothy here showing good example of service?

    We all have have choices to choose from but we will listen and consider the opinion of others such as mr huai bin here before making our decision.

    I hope other businessmen/women out there to value and listen to their customers and their feedback to provide a better service to them which in turn will make their business prosper even better more than before.

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  59. I find the review to be an honest one and see nothing wrong with it, except maybe the word “herpes” could be replaced with something..erm…less sensational? 🙂

    Generally, as Malaysians we all enjoy eating and have acquired a high expectation where food is concerned. Hence, I would feel very cheated & upset if the place was generally well known to serve good food and it proved to be such a let down. And worse if I had to pay a slightly above average price for it.

    To the restaurant operators, we are not saying you have to serve food of excellent standards, but if your food is only average and there is no extra effort given to provide customers a satisfying culinary experience, you should not advertise it as such.

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  60. TOP GEAR show always make bad comment on some cars, even on major car companies. They talk shit thing on every Proton and Perodua cars …. haven’t seen anyone suing them.

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  61. What I’m sure is, they cant sue Google Inc. If they want sue Google Inc, they must go to United States and must use US law to sue Google Inc because their domain is at US…..

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  62. This topic is sizzling hot on the blogesphere Now i am very interested in giving my feedback and opinions as well.

    Honest but very offensive comments you made there dude. Now, you’ve got yourself tons of supporters & probably tons of haters as well.

    When commenting/reviewing, bloggers/writers should give constructive comments, come on dude everyone knows this. I’m not saying you should sugarcoat things but just be fair in the comments that you make.

    And how do you justify freshness/authentic-ness from just looking at photos? (this is referring to David’s & commonsense’s response above) Any professional food photographer will tell you how difficult it is to take good pictures of curries. And what looks good on photos may not necessarily taste good and vice versa.

    You’re a good writer but you need to not get carried away in your writings. Be fair.

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  63. I’m kinda agree with the writer. I’ve eaten at the restaurant once at api2 and never came back after that…the food was so tasteless for me. Eaten also at jln bundusan restaurant and same quality of food…but the restaurant at jln bundusan closed already…always empty…

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  64. Sue?
    Come on grow up, Mr. Tharumaraj, this is only a review. A personal blog and was a customer to your place and have eaten your food. He find the food suxs. That’s it. It suxs.
    So what?
    It looks like Mr. Tharu, you have got to un-sux it. Improve it, Make it good so the whole world can make it a beeline outside your shop to eat it.
    People will take the trouble to spend time lining up in queue to eat a good food. Period. Please do not behave like a spoilt brat by whining like a stuck pig to tell the world that you are going to sue this or sue that. That is just so typical.
    I also bitch about food joints. I wrote a blog about an ‘unhygienic’ bug that was found on a curry fish head dish my family had here in Shah Alam, near Klang. So who can sue who?
    We are getting into World’s headlines for the wrong reasons!
    Get a life!
    Sheeeesh!

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  65. Mr Tharu or mr Jothy or whoever this restaurant belongs to can sue Huai Bin a million times or as how many times he likes but Huai Bin is not at fault as there is no gazetted outline on what words cannot be used while blogging.

    On the otherside, Huai Bin, you must take full responsibility of what you have written. People may start to like or or hate you otherwise. Its nice when people support and like what you have done but then, there are another half you hates you for what you have done. When hatred, anger or ill-feelings arise, he or she may be tempted to commit the unthinkable. The world is not a safe place anymore. People get mugged even in broad daylight.

    My point is, each time we thought of achieving something, there is always 2 options to choose from, the good way or the bad way. Good way mostly will benefit us in the end and bad way will always have a bad ending.

    My 2 cents for Huai Bin; In any argument or conflict, there will be 2 sides, the good person and the better person. Since I’m supporting your case, I suggest that you be the better person., and you’ll know what to do next.

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  66. There’s not many fish head curry in KK. I had been to one famous fish head curry in KK. Trust me, it sucks. Also, I have eaten in many restaurants in Api Api. The best was only so so and they certainly are not cheap.

    Do I believe Jothy’s fish head curry sucks? Yes I do.
    Do I think the price is rip off? Yes I do.
    Do I think this blogger is very honest in his opinion. Yes I do.
    Do I think this blogger is not polite to the point of rude. Yes I do.

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    • And so the owner of Jothy´s has spoken up with his intention and purpose of the law-suit made known.

      Haha… you obviously don´t know law. You should stick to improving your food to be served.

      What a case of bad herpes.

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      • Hello Kek Kuat and thanks for your emails! You are truly a friend in need.

        I don’t make it a point to pick fights with people like that (whether it is a troll or the legitimate owner or not is up to a subpeona from the broadband service, of which all the IPs are logged and more).

        We’ll just see how it goes. 🙂

        …and bro, if you’re ever in KL, it’ll be my honor to buy you a beer Kek Kuat. 🙂

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        • I´m banking on the owners of Jothy´s following this blog.

          Not necessarily “Jothy” above… or below, but definitely following. 😉

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    • OMG Jothy your medieval mentality is erm…frankly incomprehensible to me.

      I have no reply to your comment.

      It boggles the mind so much that it makes my head spin. 😉

      STFU?

      You don’t know social media.

      May I recommend a song to you? It’s NOFX – Dinasours Will Die.

      One of my favorite bands…and totally against your “STFU” philosphy. People WILL talk, my blog doesn’t make a difference.

      Even in this day and age, word of mouth will be enough. 😉

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      • OMG Jothy your medieval mentality is erm…frankly incomprehensible to me. –> of course, I suggest you get your system cleaned before you can get the hang of anything 🙂

        Mr rubbish Bin, you know what songs suit you? go to google and type ‘top 10 suicide songs’. you are digging your own grave mr rubbish bin, but the good news is, you’ll be one of the most notorious blogger in history.

        why don’t you take advantage out of it and go list yourself in worlds book of record. after all, thats what you are about. a celebrity blogger wanna-be. LOL

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          • That is so immature of you aniechua. Think before you speak. What right have you got to say such a thing abt other people’s parents? This is bullshit. The blog entries are getting sillier by the day. I’m seriously doubting the mentality of ppl following this.
            And an entry with the Name Jothy? You gotta be kidding! commonsense will tell if, it was the owners they definitely wont be using their own name! Geesh !

            P/s don’t bother to counter reply me, coz i will never visit the page again!

    • Advise to the restaurant’s owner: Go have a thought about why a customer is giving such a feedback and improve on your offerings instead of whining about the blog affecting your business. The more you whine, the more notorious your restaurant gets. Eventually, your whole business image (and yours too) will go down the drain.

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      • this is so true…if not for the lawsuit most people wouldn’t ahve known that their fish head curry is bad cos we dont read this blog, but because of the lawsuit, now we all know….then again maybe this is the owner’s way of getting customers? perhaps there are more people who are curious to try the food after all this (bad) hype??

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    • Come on lah Jothy! Please don’t abuse the court process! He’s giving his honest opinion! You suing him just giving you more bad reputation! You want us to launch anti Jothy’s campaign? By then you don’t even have money to pay for your utility bills! podah!

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    • Cheers Ken! It is meant in jest though coz I’ve had soooo much good food in KK that it was a disappointment to eat this on the very last day before I flew back to KL. 🙂

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      • It is meant in jest though coz I’ve had soooo much good food in KK that it was a disappointment to eat this on the very last day before I flew back to KL. 🙂 —> you should have wrote this rather than the herpes stuffs instead, you know that? I am your loyal reader but I guess you’ve gone too far this time. Sense of humor gone wrong, maybe you should just apologize and end this once and for all

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        • I think this dude is too arrogant to apologize. Just a simple sorry will save him 6 million bucks, but he would rather suffer instead. How hilarious!

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        • Perhaps the last sentence touching on herpes gone a bit weezzz far… anyway, I see no real issue with the blog posting commenting on the food… don’t think is good for the price…

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  67. why dont they just close their shop instead. yes jothy u can con anyone, u can sue anyone. anyone in the comment page also, those who ever supporting HB. what a prick

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      • Harap awak kena saman baik2 punye….

        dah tau lu jenis binatang ape, isap dadah, pengedar dadah buat malu org Malaysia je. Satu Dunie tgk awak kene sue baik2…. harap awak menangis kat mahkamah 2 mintak ampun kat sape2 je la yang saman awak tu.. Bodoh mangkuk hayun

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        • Mashaallah Kassem!

          Awak ni memang akan pergi neraka dah. Lebih baiklah awak bertaubat.

          “dah tau lu jenis binatang ape, isap dadah, pengedar dadah buat malu org Malaysia je. Satu Dunie tgk awak kene sue baik2…. harap awak menangis kat mahkamah 2 mintak ampun kat sape2 je la yang saman awak tu.. Bodoh mangkuk hayun”

          Fitnah ni, Kassem. Awak ni mamak yang dirujuk kat buku Interlok tu yer?

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      • Wow, Huai Bin has resorted to use 4 figure words. How civilized of him.

        Fear not, this society has no place for hooligans like him.

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  68. Them/Him suing does more harm to the shop then “reviving” the restaurant’s non-existent popularity isn’t it?
    Or is it a case of no money looking for easy/fast settlement money.
    And I wonder what’s the lawyer’s fees are. Maybe the lawyer’s conning him as how he cons you.
    Jothy should try sending a request of help to Restaurant Makeover. LOL!

    Do they even have the rights to use and claim such “acknowledgement” in from of the shop? Should team-up with Lonely Planet to counter cue them maybe. :p

    I certainly know where not to go whenever I’m in KK.

    p/s; This issue really cracked my morning.

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  69. Am I the only one who finds the whole scenario amusing? you all just made me crack. Everyone has the own opinion a.k.a freedom of speech like most bloggers are shouting about so here is my say and just read and if you disagree with me, just suck it up or else you just eat your own shit.

    First of all, congrats to restaurant owner for the bald move. someone needs to get these bloggers once and for all because they are getting more and more big headed every day. teach them a lesson to be more responsible with their words and writings. these are the kids that grew up with gold spoon fed into their mouth and i swear i’ll never let any of my kids to be so disrespectful and stupid. too much crack i suppose.

    I personally think the blogger thinks he is a movie star in his own world and he thinks he is above the law. and i suspect he was high on crack as he writes this. and the funnier thing is people seems to support this drug addict. other than ruining people’s reputation for the sake of fun, i wonder how many other innocent soul he has sold drugs to?

    secondly, in non personal but rational opinion, if i am to support this kind of uncivilized action, there is no way this blogger can win in court. of course he can win if

    (a) he bribes the judge
    (b) he can prove the restaurant’s fish head curry is the worst in the whole universe
    (c) he justify how the restaurant can be related with herpes

    so moral of the story is you can win readers in soooo many creative ways without sounding like a total ass. choose your words carefully and if you are afraid it might not sound interesting, try to read more and expand your vocabs.

    and to those bloggers who feels this asshole, remember, it is so easy to go against something but it takes mental capacity to discern from right and wrong. be smart with your judgement. most of you live by ‘monkey see, monkey do’

    and remember, im having my freedom of speech. don’t spit and lick it back. shame on you people

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  70. Hi,

    After reading and going thru PHB’s blog, I personally think dat PHB should learn a lesson from dis. Dat goes to all bloggers as well. Imagine running a business and A NOBODY (actually a drug addict and a pest to the society, a disgrace to his own family hahahahaha) starts talking shit bout your business when there are millions of ways u cld say ur not happy about a restaurant. i mean who the fuck is he anyway?

    PHB i suggest u apologize to Jothy’s and who ever u talked rubbish about in the past. If u think your still rite well i guess its up to the court to decide…… dis wld be an exciting news…… Bloggers, learn sumthing from PHB’s case…… try to be fair and ethical wen doing reviews, people including the owners of the restaurant wld appreciate it. It wld give them room to improve in fact, they might call u up to do a 2nd review for free….. But by saying shit about d restaurant, it wld only create enemies and a lawsuit filled against you…… so learn sumthing out of this PHB.

    P/S : Why herpes? just wondering maybe ppl are avoiding you cuz ur infected by it? hahahahaha

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    • Finally, someone who makes sense!

      I second you Ah Ben, this rubbish bin should apologize for being himself – a drug addict and unethical blogger. Hey hey freedom of speech okay, I can call you whatever I want. I can even say your dick is too small for sniffing cocaine everyday, it’s freedom of speech as the way you put it LOL

      It is so easy to put people down when you yourself are at the lowest level in society. Go smoke more pots, at least you are not affecting anyone but yourself.

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      • Haha… little girls and boys… Jothy´s tramps are in da house ya´all!

        Never have I seen a restaurant needing protection for its food from girls and boys from the playground.

        I wonder if there´s anything else in Jothy´s which tastes like… well, a bad case of herpes. Bwahahaha…!

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        • hahhahahha kongke kuat if u knw wat dat means i suggest u kongke kuat-kuat lubang puah hui bin “d guy wit herpes” get urslf infected too….. never tot dat u wld kiss puah hui bin’s ass so much…… wat wld he give u in return? ass kisser y dont u blow him hahahhahahahahhaa ur nothing but a dog to PHB dnt u realize that!!! hahahhahahahaah DOG!!!

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        • if you’re not the rubbish bin himself, you must be one of his ass lickers.

          Never have I seen a restaurant needing protection for its food from girls and boys from the playground —-> tell me what are you doing here again? again, eating your own shit LOL

          I don’t know how herpes tastes like, I’m sure u know better. You’re the guy who Kongkek kuat kan? HAHAHA ironic!

          Its either you are such a perv for using that nick or you are destined to be a such a dick that you are given that name by your own parents. Grow up, kongkek dickhead

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          • Comments are not moderated on sixthseal.com – everything anyone writes goes up, unless the spam filter detects “spam like words”.

            All comments details are kept and a copy is also preserved, just in case I need anything. You can never be truly anonymous on the Internet – as previous cases has shown a few subpeonas does wonders. 🙂

          • Wow! Mr Admin (a.k.a. champion of freedom of speech) has issued a warning!

            “Anything you say can and will be used against you! Tremble before me!”

            What irony! lolx

          • Hey Huai Bin, could you reveal the IP addresses of these Jothy´s Boys Scouts?

            At least we will know where they are from. Perhaps, we might get a glimpse of a “trend”, if you know what I mean.

          • kong kek kuat, you are not any better. you are a grown up with a 9 year old mentality. herpes is not for food, go ask everyone you know and tell me im wrong.

            im positive kong kek kuat is also the admin. my last comment was for the admin for not publishing my comments, why do you sound offended? 🙂

            gotcha kongkek!

          • Unlike you lindsaylovesjosh, I’ve never felt the need to comment under an “Anonymous Coward” nick – my comments are all under admin. 🙂

          • (I just couldn´t resist this one.)

            Huai Bin, just let them be… their mamas and papas are gonna come cook their bad herpes.

  71. HUI BIN,

    U must be the stupidest blogger ever to have said the food sucks. I was just there 2 days ago n the food was delicious…… have ur tongue check……

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  72. Customer is always RIGHT… Fully support you HB!
    Jothy Restaurant, please accept the FACT and u must learn to accept peoples’ criticism on your food in order for you to improve!!!! Yes, u’re RIGHT! You have a fundamental right to sue people as you a very BIG LOSER who afraid to accept failure..

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    • dats where ur wrong, no one said its wrong to give bad review, but u should do it ETHICALLY, n d reason y i use CAP is for u to understand wats going on….. u cld say u had a bad experience eating der or whatever not relating the food with herpes…… not only dat, claiming that its the worst in the UNIVERSE? come on i hope ur smart enuf to judge wer did PHB did wrong…… Stop being a cock sucker n try to see the big picture

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      • ah Ben,

        Do you think u smart enough to use this phrase “Stop being a cock sucker”.. I think u should see urself in the mirror before u want to judge ppl. U only can see ppl using harsh word… How about urself?????? Dont ever use ‘smart’ this word if u not smart enough? Nah… Return back ur phrase to you, “Stop being a cock sucker”! I dont need it!

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        • wow, the blogger is allowed to describe food as herpes but others are not allowed to describe you as cock sucker. come on, ure supporting his unethical behavior, you should be open being treated ‘unethically’

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          • oh rili ah? so if i say dat girl on the pic remind me of ‘a bad case of herpes’ u ok lah? juz look up the definition of simile in a dictionary ok wakakaka

          • you knw wat, dats such a gud point if there is anything i cld relate to having a bad case of herpes is the girl in the picture plus she is the most ugliest girl in the KNOWN UNIVERSE……. common no offence HB its just an opinion or shall i say freedom of speech? If ur telling me u dont feel offended at all by watever i just said than man its either wat ever i said must be true or your just an egoistic brainless dude

          • Yeah right. Tell that to the judge as you cry like a little kid.

            Big talker now. Too arrogant to rectify with Mr Jothy. You deserve what you asked for.

    • Customers Rights depends on situation and in this situation HB used it wrongly.
      when you want to criticize people’s restaurant it must be in a smart way not the way HB did. It just shows the moral value in you people the supporters and HB him self that you all really don’t know how to value anything at all. I support Jothy’s restaurant cause each and everything that HB said was a LIE in his pic he said “Their flagship signature dish – the curry fish head – was tough, overcooked and dry. It’s certainly not “the freshest fish head from the market”. i ate the fish and it taste fresh plus the flesh was not hard or tough like what HB said. And to HBSupporter when you said “Yes, u’re RIGHT! You have a fundamental right to sue people as you a very BIG LOSER who afraid to accept failure” i think you must be really dumb cause why would anyone want to fail in business?? unless the person is you right..if this happened to you i bet you would be all out trying to save your ass right??

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      • abner,

        Is it you the one having the dishes with HB on the spot that u said he was lying? How could you can very confirm that the dishes cooked everytime is the same taste? Stop mention about the moral value when u urself dont know about it.. Haha.. U got moral value when u use the word DUMB… your ASS…to me??? I am brave enough to face any failure than being a timid like u…

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        • Thanks! Yup, every batch cooked has to be different – I gave my opinion based on what I was served that day.

          Cheers for the support! 🙂

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          • And ur opinion is that its the worst fish head curry in the known Universe? N u urge everyone to avoid it like a bad case of herpes?

            a) Have u tried each and every restaurant serving fish head curry in the known universe to claim such? i dont think so… no, I DEFINITELY KNOW SO….

            b) do u think it was ethical and wise to say avoid it LIKE A BAD CASE OF HERPES? dats pure hatred

            Knwing very well dat u have thousands of followers, u should be a role model show good qualities, moral value, ethics u wld be remembered as the guy who traveled the world with lots of experiences, a well knwn blogger….. if u just said u wer not happy wit the food…. “it was not wat i expected”, “an unpleasant meal”….. “had better fish head curry”, man there’s millions of ways u cld say ur not happy but instead u chose harsh unforgiving statements..

            you tot u sound cool,u tot u had the “freedom of speech” dat goes to all of ur supporters too thinking jothys shld improve instead of you? did u even give any room 4 them to improve when u say things like dat? AVOID IT LIKE A BAD CASE OF HERPES? think about it stop being egoistic…. start realizing right from wrong

            And don’t u think its such a waste, because of the words u choose ur getting sued….

          • “you tot u sound cool,u tot u had the “freedom of speech” dat goes to all of ur supporters too thinking jothys shld improve instead of you? did u even give any room 4 them to improve when u say things like dat? AVOID IT LIKE A BAD CASE OF HERPES? think about it stop being egoistic…. start realizing right from wrong”

            well said my man.

            i hope this blogger guy at least admit his mistake. stop playing victim and stop fighting for your so-called freedom of speech. thats nonsense.

            why nonsense?

            tell me exactly what you are thinking ah chai, you mess with people and you expect people not to react like this?

            very funny.

  73. I agree with all that says food in Jothy’s is good, i am in Kota Kinabalu for a holiday and arrived here 2 days before this news was out.
    All that i can say is the food is good and the owners of the shop are friendly. i have traveled a lot and and have faced real bad food but this restaurant is no where close to bad. The picture is clear and i think that the admin of this blog is nonsense.
    relating food to herpes i think you were high or something cause that is the first time i ever heard anyone said things like that.
    and last to the admin use your brains next time you want to do things like this my advice you start eating at home cause lots of restaurants would not welcome you.

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  74. Whatever the reasons.. “breaking one’s rice bowl is like killing his/her parents”.
    Doubt taking the case to court will get solution. When damaged is done to a business, repairing is so much harder than even building a new business.
    If I were Jothy, I’ll do whatever I could to my last breathe to ensure the writer pays for his evil’s act. His rights or not.

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  75. I SAY SUE HB LET HIM LEARN A GUD LESSON TOTALLY AGREE WITH AH BEN, I THINK HIS PARENTS NEVER TEACH HIM GOOD MANNERS….. OR MAYBE THE PARENTS ARE JUST AS RUDE AS HIM !!!! U’LL BE DECLARED BANKRUPT IN NO TIME kekekekkekkekekke NO MORE AMSTERDAM 4 U BOY

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  76. Owner of Jothy’s please let us knw the outcome of trial… Wld love to see how his so called supporters or ass licking fans react once he lost the case….. all slowly disappearing

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  77. like it or not, this alleged restaurant are not up to standard and no wonder it got a bad review on this blog. instead of taking legal action over this casual post, why not take the critics with open heart and improving the food quality.

    to be fair, it not just this alleged restaurant served bad food with excessive price. kk consumer has long been the victim of bad food with expensive price. ask every kk people and they can generally tell you that food price in kk is the expensive compare to other state in malaysia but the quality is the lowest by comparison. i mean by price / quality ratio.

    before anyone trying to be on the “suing side” please do go to the alleged restaurant and order some food. if you think the food is good, you can support him by writing your own food review with 5 stars rating. get some hits and in not time, the google rating will be up.

    for whom has been there to eat, this post are long waited for.

    for the owner of the restaurant, it is not a wise thing to do. it is time wasting, resource wasting. spent more time on how to improving the service, food quality and repackage the restaurant. let go the loney planet stickers and hook up with new local magazine and tv show for free publicity rather than settle down for anti-consumer action.

    so what if you managed to get your 6 million compensation? what point is to be made? is the 6 million will make your restaurant better or to compensate the total lost that never has been for you to earn. win through your actions, never through argument. if you think this casual post has degraded your dignity, please proof him wrong. show him that you can deliver a good food. be a real restaurant manager and let your food do the talking and not your lawyer.

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    • dear jefferri,

      pardon me but i believe you are missing the real point here.. please bear in mind mr. jothys didn’t sue mr. poh just for the bad review alone and this is not a casual post as you claimed. the allegation made is very serious.

      im both a blogger and a business owner myself. we business owners appreciate constructive reviews and feedbacks regardless it is good or bad. but to have someone criticize your service in the most irrelevant way sure is not a brilliant thing to do.

      im not a fan of spicy indian food so ive never been there. and honestly i dont care if the food tastes good or bad coz thats not the issue here. i just dont agree with the blogger for using unsuitable terms such as ‘the worst in the whole universe’ and ‘avoid it like a bad case of herpes’.

      the damage has been done, a lawyer is very much needed to solve this matter. unless mr poh can turn back time

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    • like it or not, this alleged restaurant are not up to standard and no wonder it got a bad review on this blog. –> it wasn’t just bad review, it was DEFAMING statement

      instead of taking legal action over this casual post, why not take the critics with open heart and improving the food quality. —-> it certainly wasn’t just a casual post and it wasn’t just a casual post. it was DEFAMING post

      to be fair, it not just this alleged restaurant served bad food with excessive price. kk consumer has long been the victim of bad food with expensive price. ask every kk people and they can generally tell you that food price in kk is the expensive compare to other state in malaysia but the quality is the lowest by comparison. i mean by price / quality ratio. —> you can complain about the high price and poor quality to the consumer club. it has nothing to do with the DEFAMATION charges.

      before anyone trying to be on the “suing side” please do go to the alleged restaurant and order some food. if you think the food is good, you can support him by writing your own food review with 5 stars rating. get some hits and in not time, the google rating will be up. —> yes please. u can write your review, good or bad regardless, as long as it is not under DEFAMATION act.

      for whom has been there to eat, this post are long waited for. —> huh?

      for the owner of the restaurant, it is not a wise thing to do. it is time wasting, resource wasting. spent more time on how to improving the service, food quality and repackage the restaurant. —-> time wasting? resource wasting? kindly place a big mirror in front of you and ask yourself, what are you doing here? aren’t you wasting time yourself? 🙂

      let go the loney planet stickers and hook up with new local magazine and tv show for free publicity rather than settle down for anti-consumer action. —> wow thats a great suggestion (local mag/tv stuffs). maybe you should stop trying to discourage Jothys to let the blogger off the hook. Instead, try to encourage him to make public apology 🙂

      so what if you managed to get your 6 million compensation? what point is to be made? is the 6 million will make your restaurant better or to compensate the total lost that never has been for you to earn. —> its not about the 6 million compensation. what the blogger did was wrong and thats the point to be made. but if jothys is to earn 6 million compensation, thats awesome man! the good guy always win! good for them!

      win through your actions, never through argument. if you think this casual post has degraded your dignity, please proof him wrong. show him that you can deliver a good food. —-> the blogger is gonna be proof wrong in court, fair enough 🙂

      be a real restaurant manager and let your food do the talking and not your lawyer —-> that won’t work anymore once food is described as ‘herpes’. yeah, its a crazy world 🙂

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  78. wow this is huge. both parties have good arguments here. but after discussing with my fellow colleagues, we all decided the blogger is at fault for provoking controversy by making two major statements

    1. a.k.a. The Worst Fish Head Curry and Banana Leaf Restaurant in the Known Universe
    2. It’s a tourist trap. Avoid it like a bad case of herpes.

    these statements are downright ‘defaming’.

    i dont understand why people question the restaurant owner for suing the blogger when the blogger is the who should be questioned for his brutal and harsh words.

    as how i see things, the restaurant owner wasn’t suing a blogger for his bad review. he sued him for his defaming statements. that’s about it.

    pity the blogger tho, it seems like everyone is highlighting his ‘side activities’. he was wrong for his harsh statements but it has nothing to do with that.

    maybe the blogger should call a truce and make a public apology. i believe the restaurant owner is just fighting for his rights.

    thats all, dont be mad at me. peace all ^__^

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    • Not at all! Appreciate your comments April, it is one of the most neutral I’ve seen. 🙂

      Anyway, sense of humor is different for everyone but to address it:

      1. a.k.a. The Worst Fish Head Curry and Banana Leaf Restaurant in the Known Universe

      This is actually a Douglas Adam’s reference. 🙂

      2. It’s a tourist trap. Avoid it like a bad case of herpes.

      The term “tourist trap” according to Wikipedia:

      A tourist trap is an establishment, or group of establishments, that has been created with the aim of attracting tourists and their money.

      This has been confirmed by Jothy’s in The Star article – they have mentioned that tourists form a large part of their customers.

      The herpes comment is a simile – it was my opinion that there are better choices out there.

      Thanks again for the level-headedness and intelligent commentary April! 🙂

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      • You mean Douglas Adam wrote it somewhere? can I have the link?

        Everyone knows what tourist trap means. And everyone knows ‘herpes’ is a simile. But unfortunately you used to wrong simile that has caused defamation for the restaurant and that is why you are being sued.

        Just to enlighten you, so you know what you are dealing with

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      • This isn’t a small issue. The word “herpes” is already past the limits of decency. I am looking forward to see how you are going to fork out the RM6mil. Good luck with that!

        No, I am not giving your any money. You are on your own now. Sorry!

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  79. Mr Poh Huai Bin is a drug addict, right? Besides nonsense, what other kind of rubbish do we expect out of him? I say, Mr Poh got himself into serious trouble and he only himself to blame for his downfall. Good luck, Mr Poh. If you are lucky, they may allow you to negotiate for a settlement. You may want to cut back on drugs to afford the compensation.

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  80. it is true that the writer has use some excessive offending word that by nature exaggerate and not polite. to be fair, lots of people are doing that unconsciously especially the comedian performer. i saw lots of defaming comment that was written in this post about HB that gives the him the locus standi to file a legal suit over some of them. if that so, our court going to be so busy with defamation suit by everyone, anytime, anywhere.

    let think about it, can i take legal action over someone if i am not happy about some services? or anyone that said, my english was so bad even a blind don’t want to read it. it is defaming by its own rights. can i sue the teacher of saying my children are stupid when he failed to read the specific paragraph? or can the Prime Minister take legal action on its citizen because he criticized his leadership in facebook or other blogs or comment? if yes, i believe we’re so in deep trouble now.

    to be fair the restaurant have all the legal rights to take legal action on him but all of this will not going nowhere. we should look at things in a bigger picture. by right, i believe consumer deserved the rights to criticized and scrutinize in any form over the things that he paid for the expected services but for return, the alleged deserved the rights to scrutinize the critics in any form.

    the different in this point is how we react on this issue. we can save lots of troubles by changing the way the business run. instead of focusing on these insults, proof to all the people that you’re the real thing. find out what is so wrong with your food by contact the blogger and i believe he will willingly tell u what he find wrong and if its help, he can help back by apologizing and maybe do promotion back to the restaurant.

    i always believe, win by action and not argument. a good business person will not put himself or his business at bad headlines. taking legal action over a bad food review only give bad publicity to the restaurant and fame to the blogger as he become again the headline. thanks to the effort by the restaurant owner. the loser is the consumer like you and me.

    i hope that the owner think twice before taking any action that not benefits the consumer. it is an overkill like using a canon to hunt a deer. like it or not, i cannot accept this is an anti-consumer and anti-free speech legal action to where facebook, blog and internet now are essential to the freedom, liberty and justice in our society in this nation. to do this carelessly, we will dragging us back to medieval ages where anarchic and fascism will our future life.

    it can be settle in a better way win win situation.

    indeed this will be a landmark case if it success to get the 6 million damages ruling. in future this case will be a reference to all defamation suit where there will some people abuse it for its own agenda. in future we will not able to speak freely even at internet without worries of lawyers taking legal action everyday, anywhere, anyone.

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    • i agree with you but reality check, nothing can be achieved if the blogger still think he is right for his defamation statements. if he is willing to step up and admit his mistake, things would be much easier. bloggers learned their lesson to be more careful with their statements and restaurant owners learned to improve their food and services. by then, it is up for jothys and the court to decide but at least, thats the right thing to do

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      • You should reflect on the idiotic things that you have done, instead of looking for allies. People like you just don’t learn, do you? What a loser!

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    • 1. Choosing words wisely and non-offensive

      e.g : Your child here is a bit slow especially in maths, may i suggest he take extra classes during the weekend

      not: Hai ya ur kid ah SOOOOO STUPID in maths in fact ah He is the STUPIDEST KID IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE…..PLEASE AVOID UR SON FOR I FEAR MAYBE HE GOT HERPES (being sarcastic hahahaha)…….i personally think ur son shld go to hell

      Nobody ever said you cldnt criticize or complain/comment about anything but it shld be filtered. Mr. Jeferri you wrote such long comment and i cld say there was nothing there that was offensive. Why? Because u chose your words wisely, ethically and carefully…..

      2. Fear of loosing the “freedom of speech” privilege

      Ok picture a scenario where everyone has the rite to say anything about anyone FREELY, regardless harsh, rude u name it. Up to the point u cld even make false statement towards watever business anyones running. Malaysia wldnt be wat it is today…… ull have racism everywer Malays, Chinese Idians saying bad things to one another… just few extremist cld provoke this country into a war zone.

      Now picture a scenario wer every1 has d rite to say anything freely PROVIDED he/she dont create any offence to anyone, down grading anyone, he/she believe that watever thats voiced out is to help improve d situation not destroy reputation, RESPECT to others, moral values and ethical in writing. If u have this qualities…. for sure no one will file suit against you.

      HB i mite be rude to you if u follow my comments….. i did it intentionally so u’ll understand wer u did wrong….. my question is did u do a harsh unethical rude blog intentionally to destroy Jothy’s reputation?

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      • HAHAHA thats’s funny ah ben. here is another good one.

        Jeferi, both sentence have the same meaning but tell me which one is more appropriate and non offensive.

        A. Poh Huai Bin is not goodlooking but he covers it well with polished dressing style.

        or

        B. My god that Poh Huai Bin guy looked like he had a bus ran over him. Twice! I could puke just looking at his face woh, thats how ugly he is. His nostril is the biggest in the universe and no matter how nice he dressed up, he still looked like a drug addict. Avoid him like bad case of herpes!

        Your call Jeferi 🙂

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        • again..

          win by action and not argument. i stand firm with what i had written no matter how it was scrutinize line by line and look down upon.

          anyway, i hope that both parties can have a good settlement.

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          • of course it needed to scrutinized. i am not intimidated by your big words. turned out, it was all too biased, non-relevant and too personal.

            yes, im hoping for a good settlement as well. and because I believe in justice, the settlement includes public apology from the POH HUAI BIN himself.

    • why are you blaming the restaurant for reacting to the blogger’s offensive remark?

      why can’t you see the bigger picture that if it wouldn’t because of his offensive remark, no one has to go to court and no one has to sue anyone.

      instead of questioning why the restaurant owner sued the blogger, why don’t you question why the blogger wrote such offensive remarks in the first place? why cant he write with ethics? what is his main intention?

      ***********************************

      i always believe, win by action and not argument. a good business person will not put himself or his business at bad headlines. —-> are you a good business person to think u are in a position to say this? who says it is bad headlines? did it ever cross your mind that maybe the reason why Jothys took action against the blogger and be the headlines is because they are confident enough about their food?

      taking legal action over a bad food review only give bad publicity to the restaurant and fame to the blogger as he become again the headline —–> come on, your psycho thingy doesnt work here. ever heard of malay peribahasa of ‘berani kerana benar’? are u suggesting jothys should chicken out and accept such offensive remarks, lay low and have this blogger spread more bad stuffs about the restaurant?

      i hope that the owner think twice before taking any action that not benefits the consumer. it is an overkill like using a canon to hunt a deer. —-> kindly advice the blogger to think twice before posting any offensive remark in future.

      like it or not, i cannot accept this is an anti-consumer and anti-free speech legal action to where facebook, blog and internet now are essential to the freedom, liberty and justice in our society in this nation. —> no one is against consumer rights and no one is against free speech here. get your facts right, stop barking at the wrong tree my friend. we are only against dishonest and defaming remarks using inappropriate words. pls pls pls get your fact right. u can do bad reviews in ethical ways, no problem.

      do this carelessly, we will dragging us back to medieval ages where anarchic and fascism will our future life. —-> and to let bloggers like him write in such ill manner freely, we are encouraging people to care less about ethics and moral values and that is what leads the future generation to anarchy. fascisim? whoa mr jeferi, ure all about big word, do you even know what it means? that is why we need to do something about this matter (defamation) so to ensure law is at force. do u think it is a good idea to drop this case and let things run own its course? are u suggesting no one shall cross the bloggers? that sounds more ‘fascisim’ to me.

      it can be settle in a better way win win situation. —–> haha very funny. i don’t think so. imagine this. u poke a bee nest, and u expect the bees to return to their nest just like that? come on, u sure deserve some stinging you know.. just so you learn your lesson 🙂 the damage has been done

      indeed this will be a landmark case if it success to get the 6 million damages ruling. in future this case will be a reference to all defamation suit where there will some people abuse it for its own agenda. —-> i see it as a benchmark for social responsibility among bloggers and internet user. we need a reference for such cases, it is about time anyway

      in future we will not able to speak freely even at internet without worries of lawyers taking legal action everyday, anywhere, anyone. —-> again, this is not against freedom of speech. this is about ‘DEFAMATION’. As quoted from wikipedia, defamation means

      ‘the communication of a statement that makes a claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual, business, product, group, government, or nation a negative image.’

      sooooooooooooo, you still can speak freely, write freely, do bad review freely, as long as you do it with ethics. got it? no more about freedom of speech craps okay, thats not the case here

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  81. You are really stupid for thinking that “talking” will resolve the problem. Let me tell you (since I have tried many times), talking to drug addicts is similar as talking to a wall.

    Poh Huai Bin (a.k.a. PHB or “druggie”) committed defamation. This is an important legal term.

    If he commented, “I didn’t like the food and I think it isn’t worth my money!” This is a subjective statement and can be considered an honest opinion. Therefore, the defendant is a sound legal defense in libel cases.

    If he commented, “The restaurant claims to be halal but it serves pork!” This statement is pertaining a material fact, which can be proven true or untrue. If untrue, the plaintiff has a legal standing in the civil suit.

    So what did PHB do? He related the restaurant with an STD. Any half-qualified lawyer will tell you that he has gotten himself in deep shit. Real deep shit. Serves him right!

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  82. The people attacking me here are just a small bunch that comes from a couple of IPs:

    121.121.108.65
    192.198.147.164

    “They” are just using different nicknames to appear to be more than they seem – commenting and replying to their own comments.

    I’ll do a compilation but not for the use of here – it’s sufficient that I know “they” are just 1 or 2 individuals trying to pass off as a group.

    Thus, no comment. 🙂

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    • Only two???

      Bwaahahahaha…

      Looks like Jothy´s Boys Scouts are probably just… a little girl and a little boy.

      No wonder they talk like growing 12-year-olds. Bwaahahahahahahahaha…

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      • Awww really ? Is that the best you can say & do Kong Kek Kuat aka PHB? I’m sure people here are smart enough to know even the admin is commenting using multiple names. The number of comments on this page versus all other blog entries by admin aka PHB aka Kong Kek Kuat and god knows what other names/nick, says it all.

        And what? you will do a compilation and produce it in the court? Where is the freedom of speech then? Don’t practice what you preach do you ?

        I suggest you and your own pathetic boy scouts (if there’s one), go get a life.

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      • Instead of dealing with the lawsuit, Mr PHB is looking for allies and going on a witch-hunt. What a pathetic attempt.

        You know what? This isn’t going to help you in court. You could have just apologized to Mr Jothy like a gentleman, then everyone can move on with life. But I doubt a troublemaker like you will, so I am not going argue any further.

        BTW, nice try with the “Kong Kek Kuat” alias. 🙂

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      • Hei Kuat Kongkek,

        Come on, we are only 12 years old and YOU including the admin are intimidated by us? Look whos trying to change the subject…….

        So what if we r 12, hell i’ll admit that im 9 years old.. that still wont change the fact that HUI BIN is going to court….. LET JOTHY’S BOYS SCOUTS DRAG POH HUI BIN TO COURT hahhhahahahahhahaha

        aiyah……. POH HUI BIN arent u ashame that 12 year old kids are bringing…opss!! DRAGGING u to court? BIKIN MALU LEH!!!

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        • He he he…

          Well, that´s all that´s needed actually — you lowering yourselves without the need for me to do it.

          Dey naii mairu, poda unga aaya kuthi before you mama and papa come cook your bad herpes.

          Heeheehee…

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          • And what does that make u kuat kongkek? ur a dumb adult and u said :

            “Dey naii mairu, poda unga aaya kuthi before you mama and papa come cook your bad herpes”.

            Hahahaha ok clearly i dont understand so, sori for the extra effort trying to write in tamil??? wasted just like that…. other than dat i must say kuat kongkek u gave me a gud laugh…… HOW ON EARTH CLD ANYONE COOK BAD HERPES? hahahahaha now even a real 12 year old kid wld shake his/her head and say “man, kuat kongkek is sooooo stupid he tot herpes is food”

            Just to give u a lil bit of knowledge Mr. Kuat Kongkek herpes is an infection/disease that is transmitted by sexual contact STD…. now genius kuat kongkek…..tell me how do u cook dat?

            HAHAHAHHA its so fun to tell someone how dumb he is……. kuat kongkek do us a favor……. stop embarrassing yourself…hahhahahahahahhahahaahaha

          • Wow, then you have just confirmed that you really are dense on the extreme side.

            If it was meant for you to understand — as we adults always say — then you would have understood it.

            Anyway, you are too young to understand herpes, what more a bad case of herpes. Siao pun aboi u, ai ook lang kong herpes.

          • Please don’t act like a jerk. This forum has no place for hooligans.

            Calling people names only reflects how immature and shallow a person you are.

          • I am referring to Kong Kek Kuat. You can keep dreaming about me or anyone supporting you (except PHB and his various aliases).

            Of everyone around, you are the only insulting fella. You even pick an insulting name to gain unwarranted attention.

            People like you must have suffered emotional abuse, so you need to use such underhand tactics (trolling) to attract attention.

            Grow up, little kid! You need help. SERIOUSLY!

          • Heh heh heh…

            Don´t have to cover up lah ah ben. What? Changed your name again? Can´t handle me huh?

            Bwahahaahaa…

      • kongkekkuat,

        you are WRONG! we are not 12! actually we are 9 year old and we are going to drag your dearest HUI BIN to court.

        Aren’t you ashamed that we – 9 year old kids – understand social responsibility more than you do? I bet you don’t even know what it means. LOL

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        • Mashaallah… 12 pun belum sampai!?

          Bulu pun belom ade lagi…

          Ni lah budak-budak kechik yang takde ibu dan bapak.

          Naudhubillah…

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          • He he he…

            Thank you for your support, lindsaylovesjosh.

            I will take your advice and not reply to Anis.

          • haha thanks anis, appreciate that.

            its a shame that someone can use religious phrase to sound sarcastic. have some respect man

    • The people attacking me here are just a small bunch that comes from a couple of IPs:
      —-> so what is your argument? Only a bunch of people think you are wrong? That’s the problem with you bloggers, you depend too much on your readers. Come on it still doesn’t change the fact that you’ll be dragged to court under DEFAMATION charge. But if that makes you feel sooooo much better and emotionally secured then awww huai bin, poor little boy..

      121.121.108.65
      192.198.147.164
      —-> There is no need to justify anything. Is this some kind of gimmick to divert people’s attention from the main issue?

      “They” are just using different nicknames to appear to be more than they seem – commenting and replying to their own comments
      —->oh really? I wonder who that genius is. That person must be very noble for trying to open people’s mind about social responsibility and internet crime. Hats off, my friend! Much respect!

      I’ll do a compilation but not for the use of here – it’s sufficient that I know “they” are just 1 or 2 individuals trying to pass off as a group
      —> yeah, you sure could use an emotional security blanket. Print it out and take it to bed with you every single night and convince yourself that you will get through this. Take few copies with you, it might be handy in case you finish your tissues.

      Thus, no comment. 🙂
      —> here is my comment. It is either you are really that stupid to think this will earn you sympathy OR you are one smart ass trying to divert people’s attention from the REAL main issue – your DEFAMATION act. well guess what? We’re smarter than you because we don’t do drugs.

      Or perhaps, you are just one pathetic little boy trying to console yourself that the readers don’t hate you, only a couple of minors who know nothing? 🙂

      Seriously I pity you right now but justice must be served no matter what

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  83. again..

    win by action and not argument. i stand firm with what i had written no matter how it was scrutinize line by line and look down upon.

    anyway, i hope that both parties can have a good settlement.

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  84. The people attacking me here are just a small bunch that comes from a couple of IPs:
    —-> so what is your argument? Only a bunch of people think you are wrong? That’s the problem with you bloggers, you depend too much on your readers. Come on it still doesn’t change the fact that you’ll be dragged to court under DEFAMATION charge. But if that makes you feel sooooo much better and emotionally secured then awww huai bin, poor little boy..

    121.121.108.65
    192.198.147.164
    —-> There is no need to justify anything. Is this some kind of gimmick to divert people’s attention from the main issue?

    “They” are just using different nicknames to appear to be more than they seem – commenting and replying to their own comments
    —->oh really? I wonder who that genius is. That person must be very noble for trying to open people’s mind about social responsibility and internet crime. Hats off, my friend! Much respect!

    I’ll do a compilation but not for the use of here – it’s sufficient that I know “they” are just 1 or 2 individuals trying to pass off as a group
    —> yeah, you sure could use an emotional security blanket. Print it out and take it to bed with you every single night and convince yourself that you will get through this. Take few copies with you, it might be handy in case you finish your tissues.

    Thus, no comment. 🙂
    —> here is my comment. It is either you are really that stupid to think this will earn you sympathy OR you are one smart ass trying to divert people’s attention from the REAL main issue – your DEFAMATION act. well guess what? We’re smarter than you because we don’t do drugs.

    Or perhaps, you are just one pathetic little boy trying to console yourself that the readers don’t hate you, only a couple of minors who know nothing? 🙂

    Seriously I pity you right now but justice must be served no matter what

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    • Well said, Lindsay. An emotional security blanket is what Mr Blogger needs now. Or maybe drugs. Who knows.

      Nobody is perfect. What separates maturity and immaturity is that the former will face the music; the latter will play blame games by diverting attention from his/her own actions.

      Shame on you, Mr Blogger!

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  85. Jothy’s is truly not worth it and I am am indian. Jothy, please stop embarrassing us ok. take it like a man because right now you’re being a baby, please concentrate on improving. it takes months to find a customer, but only seconds to lose one…or thousands!

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  86. The way I see things, Jothy’s has noticed a decline in diners, in particular its ‘international’ customers and decides to investigate. Although ignored at first, HB’s Internet post and Google will later become targets. HB’s post was the first on Google search results when I typed in Jothy’s Fish Head Curry the other day – and this is why Google is entangled in this lawsuit as well. Yes, Google. The company with deep deep pockets. But you need to consider other factors folks. A good one is competition. Alot of KKlites nowadays will say that Krishna’s is their favourite Indian (and locals or taxis tend to recommend them to tourist and so forth right?). Also, do most tourist judge a food joint based on some random ‘blog’ post or the popular Tripadvisor.com? (tripadvisor, btw, has above averages raving reviews for Jothy’s).

    After reading HB’s post one would immediately request HB to apologise for the language used, but hey, at the end of the day, its just a blog. Its not even a regular food review blog. Its just a blog about personal opinions and about how HB carries out his ‘alternative lifestyle’. We also come to know that this guy can be slightly *cough* crazy and his writing can sometimes be ‘colourful’. So, should we take this food review post seriously? And who is more influencial here? HB, Lonely Planet or Tripadvisor? Nonetheless, I foresee a formal apology and some sort of out of court settlement in this case.

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  87. I am referring to Kong Kek Kuat. You can keep dreaming about me or anyone supporting you (except PHB and his various aliases).

    Of everyone around, you are the only insulting fella. You even pick an insulting name to gain unwarranted attention.

    People like you must have suffered emotional abuse, so you need to use such underhand tactics (trolling) to attract attention.

    Grow up, little kid! You need help. SERIOUSLY!

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      • Yup. Jothy’s curries really taste like shit. Even heard that a former Prime Minister (old sleepy head) use to eat there. No wonder he became a retard coz eating too much Jothy’s shit taste curry

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    • HAHAHA william, u juz shit somewher, make a big turn, return to the same spot n lick ur own shit. man, dis is getting funnier! wakakak!

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  88. KUCHING: An engineer of a private firm was fined RM 2,500, in default, two months jail by a magistrate’s court here yesterday after he pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis.

    Magistrate Tengku Sharizam Tuan Lah imposed the sentence against Poh Huai Bin, 24, from Sibu after he pleaded guilty to a charge framed under Section 6 of the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1952.

    Poh admitted to possessing 2.85 grammes of cannabis at 2:30 pm in a room of an apartment at Chong Lin Park near Jalan Tabuan on November 21st, last year.

    According to the facts of the case, a police party led by Inspector Kumaran a/l Sanmugam arrested the accused in his office near Jalan Rock for alleged involvement in drug activities.

    The accused later brought the police to his apartment at Chong Lin Park where he showed them a cigarette packet containing dry leaves. The police seized the packet and immediately arrested him.

    In mitigation, Poh pleaded with the court for a lenient sentence saying that he was the sole breadwinner of his family and promised to turn over a new leaf.

    Poh paid the fine.

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  89. KOTA KINABALU: The director of a fish head curry restaurant which is recommended by Lonely Planet is suing a blogger and Google for defamation.

    The suit filed on Monday is over allegedly defamatory statements made about Jothys Fish Head Curry Restaurant here which was posted in May last year by Poh, who is originally from Sibu, Sarawak and now resides in Kuala Lumpur.

    Tharumaraj said he felt very let down when the blogger demeaned his fish head curry and banana leaf restaurant and urged the people to “avoid it like a bad case of herpes”.

    “There were many people who posted positive things about my restaurant in his blog but it was removed and only the negative chats were kept,’’ he said, adding that he did not know the blogger.

    As a result of the defendants’ action, Tharumaraj claimed he suffered losses and damages and his restaurant’s reputation had been affected, both locally and internationally.

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  90. Here was a nice article in response to Mr Poh idiotic suicide attempt. Too bad this rascal was unsuccessful and became a nuisance to the society.

    >>>>>

    Let me, someone just a bit older than you and someone who has seen some shit in my time on this planet, break it down for you. In order of least stupid to most stupid, here goes:

    1. wanting to kill yourself (can happen to almost anyone)
    2. trying to kill yourself (if you succeed, then much respect –you’re a success)
    3. trying poorly to kill yourself
    4. making goodbye calls or writing notes prior to trying poorly to kill yourself
    5. failing in an attempt to kill yourself
    6. telling anyone who doesn’t have to know about it that you tried poorly to kill yourself and failed
    7. posting about trying poorly to kill yourself and failing on your public blog

    I have enjoyed your blog until now. Now I know that you are a sad attention-seeker. What you did is the sort of thing we expect from some spoiled, rich 16 year old girl here in the USA. It’s a terrible disgrace for a man to behave like this. It’s the opposite of going out like James Dean –which is actually pretty stupid too.

    I don’t know how long you have been using drugs at a serious level. What I see is someone who may have stunted his psycho-social development at the teenage years.

    Kill the blog. Get off the stage. Get some help now. Life is not like a movie. Behave like an adult. In the event you try this shit again, go vertically on the wrists. A warm bath will help stop coagulation. And don’t do it in a hospital. Killing yourself is so damn easy –how could you screw it up?

    <<<<<

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  91. Another PHB fan’s comments back in 2006 during his foolish attempt.

    >>>>>

    JUST DIE, next time get a saw and saw your hand off… there are so many danterous equipments in ICU JUST grap those things they use to cut bones. CUT both your hands… or better still your legs… OR HEAD! OR STAB YOUR HEART! JUST DIE ALREADY!

    If you choose the path of death to escape, do it properly. If you really wanted to die you would have died. You want to live, that is why you did what you did.

    WHY? ultimately all of us reject death, we want to live. But for your disrespect for life just DIE!

    DO drugs and be proud of it… get a life, quit your job la if you want to die earn money for what?!

    haiii… you don’t need GOD you neeed some good time lock up in a padded cell… or a cozy mountain cottage… or monestery. Get away from humanity, be away be quite DON”T even talk while you are away… and just set a date, survive for 3months. Then decide if you want to die. IF you do then make sure you die properly. Buy insurance for parents to make 100′s of thousand form your death… hahahahah [of course after checking life insurance rates]

    <<<<<

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  92. Why is Jothy’s suing Google too? Google has nothing to do with this.

    1. Google will think that the Jothy’s owner is a retard.

    2. Sergey Brin is a billionaire already and he knows that people are going to extort money from him.

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  93. Chingy go do dat and see how u’ll help bring HB down…… hahahahha ur so stupid u make the stupidity get the better of you….. dumb ass

    And to kuat kongkek…. ive never change my name i will always use this nick….. n too me u’ll always be HB’s DOG look even HB is not giving out comments u ur d only one defending him…. go doggy get urslf a bone!!! hahahahhaha

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    • Aiyoyo… ah ben and lindsaylovesjothy ran out of reasons to argue huh?

      Looks like Jothy´s Boys Scouts are really frustrated.

      Hey little boys, it is not good calling people names like what you have just done. It reflects on your up-bringing and the food that you eat.

      As the new saying goes: If you eat bad herpes while growing up, you will sound like a bad case of herpes. Remember this ah ben and lindsaylovesjothy. Or it is Lauren? Time to reflect!

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      • Aiyoyo… ah ben and lindsaylovesjothy ran out of reasons to argue huh?. —> i have a business to run and a life to live. unlike you. u are so desperate to get the defendant post for your uncle/aunts’ law firm u could actually lick ass. pity you. go get a job. u sound bitter and miserable everyday

        Hey little boys, it is not good calling people names like what you have just done. It reflects on your up-bringing and the food that you eat. —-> big talker. u just use religious phrase to bring people down. get real, be a real person. be a real adult u claim to be, religious phrase is not something to joke about. u are so fake

        As the new saying goes: If you eat bad herpes while growing up, you will sound like a bad case of herpes. —> looks who’s talking.:) familiar with this phrase?

        ‘Dey naii mairu, poda unga aaya kuthi before you mama and papa come cook your bad herpes

        like, what’s that man? before ur mama and papa come cook your bad herpes? did you invent that yourself to sound cool? gosh u are just sooooo damn PATHETIC!

        kongkek, why don’t u read all of your previous comments n ask yourself honestly what the hell are you doing here? If u think PHB is right, you could argue about that no problem. but as it is, you don’t have any real issue or any real argument. ure just shooting blindly. read back and I am sure you wouldn’t find any intellectual comment, all dumb nonsense.

        This is my last reply to you because people like you dont deserve any word with me because are just not intellectually at par. ure way too stupid. stop using religious phrase to sound sarcastic, thats so not cool man. God exists you know kiddo?

        Time for you to reflect.

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      • Aiyoyo… ah ben and lindsaylovesjothy ran out of reasons to argue huh?. —> i have a business to run and a life to live. unlike you. u are so desperate to get the defendant post for your uncle/aunts’ law firm u could actually lick ass. pity you. go get a job. u sound bitter and miserable everyday

        Hey little boys, it is not good calling people names like what you have just done. It reflects on your up-bringing and the food that you eat. —-> big talker. u used religious phrase to bring people down, i wonder what kind of food u had growing up. get real, be a real person. be a real adult u claim to be, religious phrase is not something to joke about. u are so fake

        As the new saying goes: If you eat bad herpes while growing up, you will sound like a bad case of herpes. —> looks who’s talking.:) familiar with this phrase? is that you eating your own shit?

        ‘Dey naii mairu, poda unga aaya kuthi before you mama and papa come cook your bad herpes

        like, what’s that man? before ur mama and papa come cook your bad herpes? did you invent that yourself to sound cool? HAHAHAHA! gosh u are just sooooo damn PATHETIC!

        kongkek, why don’t u read all of your previous comments n ask yourself honestly what the hell are you doing here? If u think PHB is right, you could argue about that no problem. but as it is, you don’t have any real issue or any real argument. ure just shooting blindly. read back and I am sure you wouldn’t find any intellectual comment, all dumb nonsense.

        This is my last reply to you because people like you dont deserve any word with me because are just not intellectually at par. ure way too stupid. stop using religious phrase to sound sarcastic, thats so not cool man. God exists, didn’t your parents tell you that?

        Time for you to reflect.

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        • Yep… sounds like Darren88 alright — who actually have to comment twice for the same thing.

          You can´t even get things right the first time, can you? Talk about consistently producing bad herpes…

          Hee hee hee… and thank you for paying so much attention to my comments. I flattered that a little boy scout like you spent so much time checking through my comments while you have a business to run and a life to live… well, what can I say? I must affect you life as a boy scout spammer here on Huai Bin´s blog. Hey, no sweat –> if you ever need a father figure, just let me know. Ka ka ka…

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          • starting from now onwards lets not reply HB’s Dog…(Kongkek kuat that is) hahhahahaha so childish calling ppl 12 year old when u sound even worst than a 12 year old….. i’m only interested to talk to d admin n hope he could share with us y he use such phrases and wat does he think about dis situation?….. if there is any reply frm “kong kek Watever” kuat, hebat ect.or any other nick defending HB, may everyone here bare witness thats he/she officially admits that he licks HB’s ass for a living and that he is HB’s DOG!!!!

          • OPpppssss Some1 admits he is a dog hahhahahha come here puppy woof woof!!!!! kakakakakkakakaka doggy u want a bone

  94. jothy served herpes to the customer and expect the customers to call it food…and now hes suing his customer for serving them herpes…jothy please take your banana leaf, cover urself and head back into the jungle please..

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  95. Say Huai Bin, I´m just wondering if this chingy is one of 121.121.108.65 or 192.198.147.164 or is in the same vicinity as the two IP addresses.

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    • hahahahahha now ur doubting ur own allies huh kong kek…….. now u understand the consequence of saying shit about others……. believe me ur unintellectual support is only gonna drag HB down even worst than wat he is charged 4……….

      Chingy u think u r smart talking shit bout jothy’s just do wat u do best be an idiot that u r k….

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      • “ah ben says:
        February 10, 2011 at 12:28 pm
        starting from now onwards lets not reply HB’s Dog…

        ah ben says:
        February 10, 2011 at 12:43 pm
        hahahahahha now ur doubting ur own allies huh kong kek…..”

        Eh, little boy, looks like your word is like all your other word — little. Bwahahaha…

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  96. Hey dude, Judd here from the Philippines. We’ve met at the AP blog awards a couple of years ago, but you probably don’t remember me.

    As a fellow food/travel blogger (I write at serialtripper.com), let me put in my two cents in your case against this restaurant. First off, I support you. There’s no fcking way a restaurant should sue a blogger for writing his personal opinion on whatever sht (pun intended); such is the nature of user-generated content and blogging. You can write whatever you want, after all there’s a supposed freedom of speech on the internet. That’s the natural course of personal content, because in the end, the truth eventually wins.

    If you wrote truthfully, then there’s even less reason for the restaurant should sue you. If you wrote falsely, then you – as the blogger – will take the fall along with the restaurant (who should, in the grand scheme of things, recover as soon as the public realizes that their food isn’t as bad as you say). In a nutshell, it’s also your reputation on the line – you don’t just talk sht unless you’re asking for it, too.

    Also, let me ask all blog readers and restaurants now: how will a blogger be believable if all he talks about are positive reviews? Along the line, a blogger is bound to experience negative things (ie. bad food, the kind that makes you want to avoid the restaurant like herpes), and he should feel free to write about it as much as he writes about the good stuff.

    Goodluck to you and your blog.

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  97. i believe PHB is entitled to his opinion. does Jothy’s owner expect to have good review on his restaurant all the time? if a blogger only writes good things, i doubt i will want to read his blog a 2nd time.. that is why i appreciate websites like trip advisor.. where people give good and bad comments.. and then I will gauge for myself whether i should visit this restaurant/hotel etc..

    As a “service” provider, Jothy should accept this feedback positively and focus to improve on the quality of food and service instead of getting on the defensive.

    This is a case of service provider vs consumer. In my humble opinion, this seems like a case of intimidation so that consumer will kow tow to service provider. For PHB, I support you.. your reputation is at stake. Someone quoted, “It’s better to die on the feet than to live on your knees”.

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  98. Hmm, had to sift through lots of rubbish to find a few worthwhile comments. Stop with the ur ‘i bet ur mom and dad are digging their grave by now hehehhehehehehhe ;-)’ and ‘Ni lah budak-budak kechik yang takde ibu dan bapak.’ and ‘UST DIE, next time get a saw and saw your hand off… there are so many danterous equipments in ICU JUST grap those things they use to cut bones. CUT both your hands… or better still your legs… OR HEAD! OR STAB YOUR HEART! JUST DIE ALREADY!’ please. Really quite ironic to see people trying to diss people for posting rubbish BY posting rubbish.
    ‘The Worst Fish Head Curry and Banana Leaf Restaurant in the Known Universe’ and ‘Avoid it like a bad case of herpes.’ sounds like an attempt at being funny but came off as immature.
    As far as I’m concerned Jothy can serve the worst fish head curry in the entire universe as much as he wants and mr admin can be as emotional as he wants about it ~ why all the vultures here looking for drama?
    And frankly, I would not eat a very bad curry fish head and pretend it’s tasty so not to offend.
    I second this ‘Google will think that the Jothy’s owner is a retard.’
    and there are better choices of simile , dear admin.

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  99. We will launch an all out war campaign against this stupid bullshit restaurant! Jothy and the gang just watch out! You won’t hold much longer!

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  100. How about we bring chef Gordon Ramsay to your stupid restaurant and let him cursed you to kingdom come? Will you also sue him? Couldn’t take criticism is it? suing google? Come on!

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  101. How about we organize a “party” right infront of this restaurant? Just unzip and pee infront of Jothy’s! That should send him the right message of how terrible his whole restaurant is!

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  102. Once I went to Jothy’s and had dinner with my gf. Since there was so much leftovers, you know why, I asked for it to be packed for my dogs! My dogs didn’t even dare to eat it all. One sniff and both of my dogs ran away! What did you put in the food?

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  103. Jothy’s served dog shit! Only morons will go there! Come sue me dogshit! I was thinking of doing a bull run infront of your restaurant and see how you can call the police with 100 bulls charging directly to your pathetic piece of shit! That would be hilarious! Then you can sue me and claim damages on your piece of shit! Let’s be personal! I’ll surely do a pig run after you have fixed that too!

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  104. Jothy is a Prick says:
    February 16, 2011 at 11:01 pm
    We will launch an all out war campaign against this stupid bullshit restaurant! Jothy and the gang just watch out! You won’t hold much longer!

    Jothys Bullshit says:
    February 16, 2011 at 11:05 pm
    How about we bring chef Gordon Ramsay to your stupid restaurant and let him cursed you to kingdom come? Will you also sue him? Couldn’t take criticism is it? suing google? Come on!

    More Bullshit says:
    February 16, 2011 at 11:08 pm
    How about we organize a “party” right infront of this restaurant? Just unzip and pee infront of Jothy’s! That should send him the right message of how terrible his whole restaurant is!

    Jothy is a small boi says:
    February 16, 2011 at 11:12 pm
    Once I went to Jothy’s and had dinner with my gf. Since there was so much leftovers, you know why, I asked for it to be packed for my dogs! My dogs didn’t even dare to eat it all. One sniff and both of my dogs ran away! What did you put in the food?

    Adam Smith says:
    February 16, 2011 at 11:25 pm
    Jothy’s served dog shit! Only morons will go there! Come sue me dogshit! I was thinking of doing a bull run infront of your restaurant and see how you can call the police with 100 bulls charging directly to your pathetic piece of shit! That would be hilarious! Then you can sue me and claim damages on your piece of shit! Let’s be personal! I’ll surely do a pig run after you have fixed that too!

    all these comments are posted by the same person. few mins of interval, same mentality, same craps. you could do better come on, stupid prick.

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  105. Dear rambo79, thank you for your kepohness! We surely don’t need that! Are you the same shit as the owner’s of Jothy’s? Can you please wrap the whole joint and go to hell? We surely don’t need fucking restaurants like that around! Hahaha!

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  106. Haiya,

    Don’t fight in this forum lo! Why like dat one? We should support PHB. He’s entitled to his opinion. Come on la Jothy’s, be a man and grow up. suing him and google will do you no good. Prove him wrong by improving your restaurant. He has valid points in his opinion. This does not amount to defamation la!

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  107. Jothy is just picking out someone to blame for their failing business. To be frank, I’ll been to Jothy and the food isn’t really good at all by Malaysian food standard.

    If Jothy has that much of supporters, why is his business isn’t doing good? They blame HB and said his post cause their business to drop? Read between the lines!

    HB’s blog isn’t a top food blog, why would a single post from him can cause a huge drop in business for Jothy?

    @Jothy – if your food is that good, a thousand bad post can’t hurt you, if your food sucks you’ll close shop sooner or later. You are your own worst enemy not HB, in fact you should thank him and improve yourself. First thing first, fire your cook because he is lousy. He’s the one killing you silently not HB.

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  108. I wonder if this whole thing had any lasting benefits for Jothy’s? They sure got a lot of publicity… initially.

    But now, I googled the restaurant, and the TripAdvisor result at No.3 aside, and this blog at No.1 (because it probably got a shitload of inbound links after the story broke), everything else is about them suing.

    One bad review isn’t enough to stop me going to a restaurant, but now I won’t even try because I’m scared of being chased out if I take pictures of my food.

    Nice work Jothy’s, you galvanized yourself as a textbook example of the wrong way to respond to a customer’s bad experience sure to be featured in classes like Customer Service 101 and Social Media 101.

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  109. It all boils down to personal taste I suppose. I love the fish head curry here and always will be back – I have taken many visitors from overseas, including film makers from around the world and they all raved about the curries! Will definitely be back for more….and more…
    Keep it up, Jothy’s!

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  110. LMAO!!! All of the above who lives with herpes shoot you gaogao and they syok by themselves HAHAHA.. STILL you’re the most popular blogger in M’sia!

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