In Malaysia, there are numerous 24-hour self-service laundries scattered across the country. These facilities, while accessible to the public, do come with certain rules and guidelines to maintain order in the open space. However, a recent incident in Krubong Perdana, Melaka, has gained widespread attention after a young man was observed bringing his pet dog into the laundromat, with the dog even perched inside a laundry basket.
A concerned Malaysian captured a video of the incident, confronting the dog owner about his behaviour, which many considered disrespectful. The dog owner, in his defence, pointed out that other patrons had also brought their pets into the laundromat, and he couldn't leave his dog unattended in the car or at home.
The person filming the incident argued that the dog owner should be considerate of Muslim patrons, sparking agreement among many netizens. Despite the presence of signage indicating that pets are not allowed, this incident adds to a recent case where a dog owner took their pet to a local mamak restaurant, raising questions about proper etiquette when it comes to pets in public spaces.