#Mamakgate. Shutting down the 24-hour mamak stall? Has this Minister, Shahidan Kassim, nothing better to do?

Malaysia’s 24-hour mamak stalls under threat by Parliament proposal to ban late-night eateries

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Malaysia’s famous 24-hour mamak stalls and hawker centres may soon be no more, if a proposal submitted to the government to clamp down on these late night eateries, apparently to curb social ills, is adopted.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Shahidan Kassim said the proposal to restrict operating hours to midnight followed complaints that such outlets were the reason for the rise in social ills nationwide.

“A note and proposal paper will be submitted to the Deputy Prime Minister and National Social Council,” he told reporters at Parliament lobby here yesterday.

“It is not a blanket ban on all restaurants or eateries but those in specific areas such as in housing and rural areas.”

Datuk Seri Shahidan assured that franchise outlets such as McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken were not included in the ban.

Mr Shahidan noted that in other countries, most eateries and restaurants closed before midnight.

 “Malaysia is perhaps the only country in the world where one can find eateries and restaurants open 24 hours.
“But it’s different here due to the presence of many who require the services of this industry, such as tourists, foreign migrants and so on. The leeway has contributed to social ills.
“There are concerns that the young spend too much idle time in such places and get involved in unhealthy activities,” Mr Shahidan added.

 

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysias-24-hour-mamak-stalls-under-threat-by-parliament-proposal-to-ban-late-night

Our mamak stalls are safe for now. Till the next minister-with-nothing-to-do.

Star

Saturday June 27, 2015 MYT 5:56:10 PM

Najib: No ban on 24-hour eateries

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government will not impose a ban on 24-hour restaurants and eateries in residential and rural areas, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Prime Minister said the existing rule should not be changed and there should not be any concern about operating hours.

“The existing operating hours is convenient and comfortable to many.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/06/27/Najib-no-ban-24-hr-makan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim has a target: mamak stalls.

There will be special favours for BIG business: KFC and McD’s will be exempt.

Twitterville reacts to #Mamakgate

Malaysia without mamak stalls is like UK without their tea time.

I agree with limiting operation hours of mamakstalls.Malaysians eat too much and becoming too stupid.Especially the 47% who voted for BN.

mamak stalls is a part of Malaysia’s culture and identity, shutting it down would mean shutting a part of Malaysia’s culture down

Hi. Please leave our 24-hour mamak stalls alone. Thanks

Closing 24 hours mamak stalls because allegedly there will be social ills to the citizens? Malaysian’s government is really a joke now.

Malaysia logic: No more 24 hour mamak stalls bc of social reasons. But night clubs where actual alcohol consumption happens are totally fine

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seriously though there are other more pressing matters in need of attention & taking care of but we’re trying to stop 24-hour mamak stalls?

24-hours mamak stalls are the main cause to the rise in social ills? Sure, eating roti canai & drinking teh tarik after midnight is wild

It’s okay to lose 42 billions. But it’s not okay to have 24 hours mamak stalls. That will corrupt our values.

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Ban on 24-hour restaurants might force youths to pubs and nightclubs

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GEORGE TOWN: The recent call to limit 24-hour eateries might force youths to watch live football matches at bars and nightclubs.

Kapitan Keling Mosque qariah chairman Meera Mydin Mastam said this, adding that most youths frequent Mamak (Indian Muslim) restaurants late at night to catch matches.

“Why bother banning 24-hour restaurants when there are more bars and street parties today? “If there is a ban, the youths will have no choice but to go to bars to watch football matches and have social meetings.” he said in a joint press conference with the Iman Society in Lebuh Chulia here today.

Meera, together with 20 other Indian Musilm-interest groups expressed their dismay over the call, saying it would affect Mamak shops nationwide.

24-Hour Stalls May Soon Cease To Exist, As Government Blames Them For Ills

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Lights out on 24-hour mamak stalls?

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Friday June 26, 2015 MYT 9:37:23 AM

Lights out on 24-hour mamak stalls?

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s famous 24-hour mamak stalls and hawker centres may be no more. A proposal has been submitted to the Government to clamp down on these late night eateries, apparently to curb social ills.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said the proposal to restrict operating hours to midnight followed complaints that such outlets were the reason for the rise in social ills nationwide.

“A note and proposal paper will be submitted to the Deputy Prime Minister and National Social Council,” he told reporters at Parliament lobby here yesterday. “It is not a blanket ban on all restaurants or eateries but those in specific areas such as in housing and rural areas.”

Shahidan assured that franchise outlets such as McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken were not included in the ban.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/06/26/Lights-out-on-24hour-mamak-stalls-Night-eateries-may-soon-be-a-thing-of-the-past/ — Malaysian Insider

Jangan salahkan restoran mamak – Syaruzaimi Yusof

“Bos, roti canai garing dengan teh tarik kurang manis satu!”. Itulah saya pesan setiap kali melangkah masuk ke kedai mamak yang memang menjadi pilihan apabila lapar menjelang tengah malam. …

Ingin diingatkan, masalah gejala sosial ini datangnya dari kelab malam, bar, pub dan tempat-tempat yang sewaktu dengannya. Ironinya, pusat hiburan ini dibenarkan pula beroperasi sehingga jam 3.00 pagi tetapi tempat makan seperti mamak yang tidak langsung menjual sebarang bentuk minuman beralkohol tidak dibenarkan beroperasi selepas jam 12 tengah malam? Yang lebih menyedihkan, sikap pilih kasih dapat dilihat apabila premis makanan segara seperti KFC dan McD dibenarkan beroperasi. * Ini ialah pendapat peribadi penulis dan tidak semestinya mewakili pandangan The Malaysian Insider. http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/rencana/article/jangan-salahkan-restoran-mamak-syaruzaimi-yusof?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#sthash.TAHsd2pA.dpbs

Proposal for food outlets to stop by midnight?

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Disallowing eateries from operating until past midnight to reduce social ills is among the proposals to be discussed at the National Social Council meeting next week.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Shahidan Kassim said another proposal was limiting the operating hours of entertainment outlets in tackling the worsening problem. “We take note that many developed countries have set certain rules with regard to night activities, such as those aged 18 and below are forbidden from being out of their home after 11pm.

“Eateries, meanwhile, are only allowed to operate until midnight, for instance. There is also no compromise on entertainment outlets that exceed the set operating hours, or action will be taken.

“But it’s different here (in Malaysia) due to the presence of many who require the services of this industry, such as tourists, foreign migrants and so so. The leeway has contributed to social ills.”

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/303142

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1 Response to #Mamakgate. Shutting down the 24-hour mamak stall? Has this Minister, Shahidan Kassim, nothing better to do?

  1. Pengembara dunia says:

    Since when did eating roti canai at night and drinking warm milo at night become a cause of social ill. Saya tidak pernah main pelacur atau minum arak atau bonceng perempuan belakang saya…………

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