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25 September 2017

Tunku Idris ‘appalled’ over Muslim-only launderette

September 25, 2017

The Johor prince takes to Instagram to say he is ‘appalled’ over the move

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PETALING JAYA: Johor prince Tunku Idris Sultan Ibrahim has criticised the move by a launderette in his own state to limit its services to Muslims only.

Taking to Instagram, Tunku Idris posted a picture of The Star’s news report on the matter and added the caption: “Is this for real? This is too extreme. I’m appalled.”

In two subsequent posts, Tunku Idris uploaded an image with the text: “The Quran says, ‘speak good to people’ and that it doesn’t say to ‘speak good only to Muslims’.”

The second image was of a Quranic verse which states: “For you is your religion, and for me is my religion”.

The Quranic verse from surah Al-Kafirun is often cited to indicate the principle of freedom of religion in Islam.

Tunku Idris, however, did not specify whether or not the two subsequent posts had anything to do with the launderette.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/09/25/tunku-idris-appalled-over-muslim-only-launderette/

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/09/25/tunku-idris-appalled-over-muslim-only-launderette/

24 September 2017

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Muslim-only policy by Muar self-service launderette
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PETALING JAYA: A self-service launderette in Muar, Johor, has adopted a Muslim-only policy by limiting its clientele to Muslim customers.

A photo showing a sign, “Only For Muslims”, said to have been taken at the launderette, has gone viral on social media, reported The Star today.

The sign also asks customers to remove their shoes before entering the shop.

“I am only carrying out my duty as a Muslim,” the 40-year-old launderette operator told a Chinese daily yesterday.

He said while Chinese and Indian Muslims were welcome to his launderette, the non-Muslims could visit the other nearby launderettes.

However, the operator declined to say why he had imposed such a condition on customers.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/09/24/muslim-only-policy-by-muar-self-service-launderette/#undefined.uxfs

10 August 2017

School’s policy of separate cups for Muslims and non-Muslims draws ire

August 10, 2017

The practice started last year and parents are not pleased.
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HULU LANGAT: A policy of segregating drinking cups in a primary school in Selangor has threatened to spark yet another controversy involving the treatment of non-Muslim students in government schools.

FMT’s visit to Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Puteri in Hulu Langat showed cups placed next to a drinking water dispenser at one of the school’s block were labelled “Muslim” and “non-Muslim”.

School authorities refused to comment when asked for a response, but a canteen worker said, on condition of anonymity, that the practice began last year under the school’s principal, who has since been transferred after a four-year tenure.

Attempts to get comments from the education ministry, including Deputy Education Minister P Kamalanathan, also failed.

Parent Madhavi expressed shock over the policy, while school bus operator Chitra Devi said the practice should be stopped as children of all communities should “eat and play together”.

“Money changes hands from non-Muslims to Muslims and vice-versa. So this shouldn’t be practised,” she added.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/08/10/schools-policy-of-separate-cups-for-muslims-and-non-muslims-draws-ire/

27 July 2017

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HK maids lured by Islamic State recruiters

HONG KONG: Indonesian maids working in Hong Kong are being radicalized by extremists from the Islamic State group, a security think-tank said in a report Wednesday.

Around 150,000 of the city’s army of domestic helpers are from Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.

Against a backdrop of growing religious conservatism at home, a small number of militant maids has emerged, according to a report from the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC).

But rights activists and the Indonesian Muslim community in Hong Kong said they were unaware of radicals and fear that reported links with IS would breed unfair suspicion.

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The IPAC investigation described a “radical fringe” of around 45 Indonesian domestic helpers, who may have been attracted to militant circles by “the search for a sense of community in an unfamiliar environment.”

“Some of these women were drawn by jihadi boyfriends they met online,” says IPAC analyst Nava Nuraniyah. “But some joined ISIS as a path to empowerment.”

http://www.manilatimes.net/hk-maids-lured-by-islamic-state-recruiters/340812/

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Hong Kong maids lured by Islamic State recruiters: report

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Indonesian maids working in Hong Kong are being radicalized by extremists from the Islamic State group, a security think-tank said in a report today.

Around 150,000 of the city’s army of domestic helpers are from Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.

Against a backdrop of growing religious conservatism at home, a small number of militant maids has emerged, according to a report from the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC).

But rights activists and the Indonesian Muslim community in Hong Kong said they were unaware of radicals and fear that reported links with IS would breed unfair suspicion.

The IPAC investigation described a “radical fringe” of around 45 Indonesian domestic helpers, who may have been attracted to militant circles by “the search for a sense of community in an unfamiliar environment.”

“Some of these women were drawn by jihadi boyfriends they met online,” says IPAC analyst Nava Nuraniyah. “But some joined ISIS as a path to empowerment.”
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A handful of maids ended up going to Syria themselves, said IPAC, a leading think-tank which has published numerous reports on conflicts in Southeast Asia.

Rising ‘Islamisation’ at home

Hong Kong media has previously reported about IS supporters leafleting Indonesian domestic helpers as they gathered in public spaces across the city on Sundays, their day off.

https://coconuts.co/hongkong/news/hong-kong-maids-lured-islamic-state-recruiters-report/

But not quite Halal Toilets (for Men)…

11 Jan 2017

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Now everyone can take a leak

January 11, 2017

LPT2 Sdn Bhd says contractor hired to replace a damaged sign did so without consulting them and installed a sign that read ‘Tandas Muslimin’.
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PETALING JAYA: The public can rest easy because the male toilets at the Bukit Besi R&R are open to people of all faiths and not just a select few as the sign read earlier.

East Coast Expressway concessionaire LPT2 Sdn Bhd (LPT2) today apologised to the public for any confusion that arose after a photograph went viral of a sign installed at the rest and relax area that mistakenly read “Tandas Muslimin” to indicate that the toilet was reserved for Muslim males only.

In a statement to FMT, LPT2 explained that the now infamous sign was used to replace a damaged one.

However, the contractor hired to fix the sign, they said, did not consult them before putting up the “Tandas Muslimin” marker.

“We are extremely sorry for any confusion caused by the sign and we will be more vigilant to ensure such incidents are not repeated.”

LPT2 also thanked those who brought the matter up to their attention.

The picture of the earlier sign drew the ire of many netizens who condemned it.

The sign has since been removed.

MAKE SURE YOUR MAID IS NOT RADICALISED!

Parliament: 2 more radicalised maids repatriated, says Shanmugam

SINGAPORE – Two more radicalised foreign domestic workers were sent home between Dec 18 and Jan 9.

In all, seven foreign maids have been radicalised and repatriated in the past two years, said Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam in a written reply to a parliamentary question on Monday (Jan 9).

He was responding to a question from Dr Fatimah Lateef (Marine Parade GRC), who asked for an update on the issue, after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) reported on Dec 18 that five maids had been sent back under such circumstances in the last two years.

 All seven maids were radicalised through the Internet, said Mr Shanmugam. “They did not have plans to carry out acts of violence in Singapore at the time they were investigated,” he said. “However, their interactions with others showed that they had bought into radical ideologies and were on a dangerous path.”

 He added that their presence here “posed a security concern” and they were repatriated to their home countries. No further information on the cases was given.

14 Dec 2016

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And what do you think your maid is doing while you are away at work?

Going on Facebook and communicating with terrorists?

Admitting that she was active on Facebook, Novi said she was exposed to material on radical Islam while working overseas. “A year ago, I started reading up profiles of jihadista on Facebook and I felt inspired because they gave a different view on Islam. I did not take part in any discussions, I was just checking them up but eventually became more curious,” she said, adding that she also listened to audioclips on religious teachings online.

http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/indonesian-would-be-suicide-bomber-had-worked-singapore

Was she your maid?

In an interview with Indonesia’s TVOne news channel broadcast on Tuesday (Dec 13), Dian Yuli Novi said she spent one-and-a-half years in Singapore, looking after three children aged 11, nine and five months. She did not mention when she worked here but Indonesian media said it was in 2014. She reportedly decided to work abroad when her parents became sickly.

 ..also revealed that she worked in Taiwan for three years as a caretaker for a 78-year-old.

She claimed to speak English and Mandarin. She spoke a bit of Mandarin when asked to by the station’s senior reporter Ecep Yasa. “Ni hao,” she said, explaining that it is hello in Chinese.

http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/indonesian-would-be-suicide-bomber-had-worked-singapore

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Indonesia woman planning to be suicide bomber worked in Singapore

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JAKARTA – A woman who was planning to be a suicide bomber had worked in Singapore as a maid.

Dian Yulia Novi, 27, was arrested in an anti-terror raid last week for plotting to attack the presidential palace in the capital.

In an interview with TVOne news channel, which was broadcast on Tuesday, Dian said she was first exposed to radical Islam through Facebook while working as a maid abroad.

“On Facebook, I opened profiles of jihadists, who had inspired me,” she told TVOne senior reporter Ecep S. Yasa.

“I did not join any groups, just looked through, but became more curious.” She was interviewed while in custody.

Dian said she also collected articles and audio clips of religious teachings on the Internet.

The woman, from Cirebon in West Java, said she had worked in Singapore for 1½ years for a household with three children, aged five, nine and 11 years old. Local media said she had worked in Singapore in 2014.

Dian said she had also worked as a maid in Taiwan for three years. She said she was “active” on social media and spoke in English while in the Republic. While working as a maid, she said wore the headscarf but not a veil and had never taken a day off, she said.

Dian is one of two women from the same cell who were nabbed by police while planning to suicide bomb the office complex of President Joko Widodo.

And now, Halal maids…

15 August 2016

Maid agencies decry religion locks for Muslim employers

 

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — The Immigration Department’s enforcement of a directive preventing Muslims from hiring non-Muslims as maids is drawing criticism from agencies, which said the rule hurts the prospects of Muslims in need of domestic help.

Questioning why an employee’s faith should be of any concern, Malaysian Maid Employers Asso­ciation (MAMA) president Engku Ahmad Fauzi said the rule would heavily limit the candidates that Muslim families may hire.

“Religion should not be an obstacle. When you work in an office, you don’t base it on religion and likewise, this should not be the case for the maid in the home,” he was quoted as saying to local news portal The Star Online.

Quoting two anonymous maid agency owners, the portal reported that all those applying for non-Muslim domestic helpers for Muslim employers had their applications rejected allegedly due to the policy that only allows Muslim maids to work for Muslim employers.

The owner of one maid agency in Selangor was told that the directive has always been in place, despite her insisting that she was never informed of the new policy.

“If they did not allow Muslims to hire non-Muslims from the beginning, why did they allow it earlier?

“There was no circular to inform us about this,” she was quoted as saying.

Another maid agency owner in Kuala Lumpur said, however, that the policy was not new, but noted that previous directors-general of the department had been flexible “depending on the situation,” the Star Online reported.

The current D-G is Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali, who was transferred from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) at the start of August.

 

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/maid-agencies-decry-religion-locks-for-muslim-employers?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.eiZkGqxe.dpuf

No non-Muslim maids for Muslims? Why? Takut terpengaruh dengan agama lain ke? 😳😱

 

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21 June 2016

NST

Check Halal status before buying products, Muslims advised

By Nur Aqidah Azizi

Selamat said action cannot be taken against store operators who do not put up the Halal sign on the chicken products sold at their premises.
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“We can only take action only if they put up the Halal sign, and it turns out that their products are not certified Halal. Consumers need to be wise and exercise their rights; buy only if you are certain of the Halal status,” said Selamat, adding that consumers too need to pay attention toward cheap meat sold at the store.
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“Some consumers go for cheap prices, so much so they tend to compromise on the status of the products. And some are followers – they buy when they see other Muslims doing the same. I hope consumers will pay more attention to this. Not all cheap products are certified Halal,” he said.
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Selamat said that at the moment, there are only eight Halal certified slaughterhouses in Negri Sembilan.
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They are Kerabat Processing House (PEDAS) Sdn Bhd in Rembau, Jabatan Perkhidmatan Veterinar (Senawang), PK Agro Industrial Products (M) Sdn Bhd (Senawang), Syarikat Perniagaan Haji Budin (Rembau), Ayamega Sdn Bhd (Port Dickson), Gemesta Puyuh Enterprise (Lubok Cina), Tresszayu Enterprise (Port Dickson) and Arah Warga Sdn Bhd (Seremban).

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/06/153462/check-halal-status-buying-products-muslims-advised

22 May 2016

Star

MYT 11:17 AM

Jakim: ‘Halal egg’ issue has gone overboard

PUTRAJAYA: The “halal egg” issue which went viral on social media recently has gone overboard, according to the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim).

In a statement here Saturday, Jakim’s halal hub division said the action by some egg producers who placed the halal logo on eggs was against regulations relating to the halal label.

“For information, the Malaysian halal certificate is issued for chicken eggs to avoid dubious elements in its cleaning and packaging process,” the statement said.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/05/22/halal-egg-issue-jakim/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

马来西亚星洲日报 Malaysia Sin Chew Daily
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網民阿米爾:這是否意味著公雞與母雞沒有不當行為?
‪#‎sinchew‬ ‪#‎星洲日報‬

大馬伊斯蘭發展局(Jakim)清真組指出,雞蛋產商將每一粒雞蛋都印上清真標誌,是違反張貼清真標誌的條規。
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19 May 2016

This TESCO branch is NOT in Malaysia.

8/10 times some funny guy will put pork in the Halal section at Tesco

17 May 2016

Be whatever you want to be but don’t segregate us in the process… I have not even see this in Malaysia which is a Muslim majority country #thisiswrong #wtf

I don’t think the Muslim community here asked for this. A quick chat with a stall owner (tenant) indicated that the premise owner thought this “gimmick” would please the Muslim patrons. Wonder if he uses halal detergent only for these halal utensils and non halal detergent for the rest… #facepalm — at Tan’s Food Court and Tan’s Seafood & Grocery.

16 May 2016

Penang BN rep wants dogs in Malay-majority neighbourhood relocated

By Opalyn Mok

GEORGE TOWN, May 16 ― A Barisan Nasional (BN) assemblyman raised concerns in the state legislative assembly today over a Kepala Batas resident whose many dogs he claimed have been causing discomfort to the Muslim-majority neighbourhood.

Shariful Azhar Othman (BN-Bertam) told the assembly that the neighbourhood often faces flash floods and floodwaters would flow from the owner’s dog-infested compound to other homes in the area.

This has “caused the Malay villagers to be uncomfortable”, he said.

“I want to know if the dog rearing was for commercial purposes or was it an animal shelter? No matter what the purpose, maybe they could be shifted elsewhere,” he suggested, in addition to an oral question on the actions taken by Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) against the homeowners for the number of dogs they were rearing.

State executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow (DAP ― Padang Kota) said Shariful’s suggestions to relocate the dogs will be considered.

“MPSP has received complaints against the premise and has taken enforcement action,” he said.

He said MPSP had inspected premises and found it well-managed except that faeces being cleaned were directly channelled to the drainage system.

“We have issued a notice to owner not to channel the faeces into the drainage system and they were also told to reduce the number of dogs in the premises,” he said.

The owner has also been told to build a wall so that outsiders could not see into compound and has also been fined for failing to adhere to a previous notice to reduce the number of dogs.

And then there is the halal elevator!

The Halal Elevator of the 4-Star Crystal Crown Hotel in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia was installed as far back as 2013.

Elevator under CCTV Surveillance: For Halal goods only, for everything else hike it up the staircase.

The Halal Elevator of the 4-Star Crystal Crown Hotel in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. | Veooz

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“Must have the strength and stamina to use the staircase. What a tough job,” Sanjeevan wrote, when commenting on the sign that read: “This elevator is only for transporting halal goods only. For non-halal goods, please use the staircase.”
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Sign in hotel at loading bay of basement car park also reminds those thinking of flouting the rule that they are under CCTV surveillance.
freemalaysiatoday.com

Malaysia: Hotel explains ‘Halal’ elevator signboards

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Crystal Crown’s chief operating officer reveals that the signboards were put up to comply with the regulations set by the Malaysian Department of Islamic Development (Jakim).

halal-2PETALING JAYA: The controversial signboards beside three elevators at the Crystal Crown hotel here were put up to comply with the requirements stipulated by the Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) regarding the transportation of non-halal food.

Crystal Crown’s chief operating officer Khoo Hui Keam said: “Our ‘halal’ licence expired last June and Jakim had new requirements which stated that we [Crystal Crown] could not renew it because we had a Chinese eatery within the hotel which served pork.”

She added that the hotel management tried speaking to the Chinese eatery to stop serving food which contained pork.

“The owner of the restaurant turned back at us and said: ‘If you guys want us to stop serving pork, it is as good enough as asking us to leave’,” she told FMT.

However, Khoo said that the management was reluctant to vacate the Chinese eatery as they had been long-serving customers of the hotel and were good “pay masters” for rental.

The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) got involved as well, according to Khoo, and they offered to appeal for the hotel to get its certification renewed if they separated the passage through which “halal” and “non-halal” food were transported.

Crystal Crown’s management decided to go ahead with the JAIS’ recommendation and the signboards at levels B1, B2, and B3 were erected to notify food suppliers that only “halal” food could be transported using those elevators.

FMT understands that food suppliers to the Chinese restaurant have to use the staircase to transport their “non-halal” goods.

Asked if there was any monitoring of the goods that go in the lifts, Khoo said: “There are security personnel at all three floors and the lifts have video surveillance as well.”

New sign soon

Referring to the signboards, Khoo added that both Jais and Jakim visited the hotel premises last week and were not pleased.

“They said that it [signboards] were ‘too high’ and wanted them lowered to eye-level. They also complained that the signboards are not striking enough,” she said.

Due to their complaints, Khoo said a new sign was to be put up soon with a brighter colour so suppliers were well aware that only “halal” goods could pass through the lifts.

http://halalfocus.net/malaysia-hotel-explains-halal-elevator-signboards/

‘Halal’ elevators at four-star hotel

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A leading four star hotel has signboards beside several elevators which instruct that only ‘halal’ goods can be transported in the lift.

http://halalfocus.net/malaysia-halal-elevators-at-four-star-hotel/

(吉隆坡4日訊)八打靈再也一家著名酒店的裝載倉掛著指示牌,說明非清真貨品不能使用電梯,搬運工人只能用樓梯搬運貨品。
chinapress.com.my

TROLLEYS WILL BE DIFFRENTIATED BY COLOUR. Green for halal. Red for non halal.

KL Spots

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THERE WILL ALSO BE SEPARATE QUEUES AND SEPARATE PAYMENT COUNTERS.

QUESTION: HOW WILL THE MONEY BE SEPARATED?

23 January 2016

Keeping corridors halal? Not offending your neighbours of another religion?

Perlis bans non-Muslim altars from apartment corridors

Religious and race issues are sensitive topics in Muslim-majority Malaysia where non-Muslims have lamented a lack of religious freedom in the country.

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KANGAR – The Perlis state government has barred non-Muslims from placing their prayer altars along the walkways of some flats, a decision which has not gone down well with the Chinese component party of the ruling coalition.

Datuk Chua Tee Yong, chairman of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), said religious, cultural and traditional practices of all races must be respected as Malaysia is a multiracial country, The Star reported.

“We feel that any directive or measures taken by the administrative body must take into account the people’s feelings and society’s perception. We regret that such a controversy has happened when the Lunar New Year celebration is just around the corner,” he said in a statement on Thursday.

It was reported that several households at the Seri Sena Flats in Kangar had received notices from the state housing department, telling them to remove their altars within a week. The notices were issued on Jan 12. There are two blocks there comprising 480 units.

According to Guang Ming Daily, the lease for their units would be terminated if residents failed to do so within the stipulated time. It also stated that the lease agreement banned residents from placing their belongings outside their units. State MCA secretary Lam Pak Sam said the Chinese community had been placing Jade Emperor altars along the corridor for prayers all this while.

22 January 2016

Who knows one day our malls will have separate ‪#‎halal‬ and non-halal sections? The same goes for cinemas, schools, government departments, election candidates and what not. Perhaps the entire country will be divided into two halves. Halal this side, non-halal that side.

19 January 2016

Among the possible guidelines are differentiating the trolleys by colour and having separate payment counters for halal and non-halal items.

M’sia’s ministry mulls guidelines to segregate halal, non-halal trolleys in supermarkets

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KUALA LUMPUR — The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) is considering a proposal to set guidelines under the business licencing requirements for the segregation of trolleys for halal and non-halal items in supermarkets.

Its secretary-general Alias Ahmad said at present, the government only encouraged supermarket operators to segregate the use of trolleys and it was not compulsory, Bernama reported.

“At present it is not mandatory to have segregated trolleys but the ministry encouraged supermarket operators to make it a practice as we believe this self-compliance will open the eyes of others to follow suit.

“But if the self-compliance cannot be implemented, then the government has no other option but to set the guidelines to ensure Muslim consumers are more comfortable and confident to make their purchases,” Bernama quoted him as saying today (Jan 19) after a walkabout at the NSK Supermarket in Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur, which practised the segregation of trolleys.

Putrajaya’s plan to segregate trolleys for halal and non-halal food items has the backing of the Federation of Malaysian Consumers Association (Fomca) but it had said the government must also look into the practicality of such a proposal.

Its deputy president, Mohd Yusof Abdul Rahman, had said previously that the association agreed with the idea, especially to prevent the mixing of halal and non-halal products, which could lead to cross-contamination.

The issue of halal or permitted by Islamic law could arise if both halal and non-halal items came into contact in trolleys, he had said.

“There is no issue when it comes to dry food items, but it will be if it is fresh. For Muslims, this is a sensitive matter,” he was quoted as saying. Mr Yusof, however, had added that there should be a practical solution.

http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/msias-ministry-mulls-guidelines-segregate-halal-non-halal-trolleys-supermarkets?page=1

: Ministry mulls guidelines to segregate halal, non-halal trolleys in supermarkets

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6 December 2015

Malaysia moving towards ‘apartheid’ tendencies, NUS academic warns

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December 6, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia is on a slippery slope towards authoritarian nationalism with “apartheid” tendencies, a professor from the National University of Singapore (NUS) said today (Dec 6).

Dr Syed Farid Alatas, a Malaysian who teaches at NUS, highlighted as examples the proposed supermarket trolleys for non-halal food, a school’s plan for separate classrooms for non-Muslim students, and a Bumiputera-only gadget mall that is set to open this month.

“The lack of a multicultural approach, whether it’s towards Shiites, Sufis, anti-Christianity…we’re on the slippery slope towards very strong authoritarian nationalism with, I would add, apartheid tendencies,” Dr Syed Farid told a forum organised by G25, a group of retired Malay senior civil servants, here on Islam and democracy.

“Next thing that will come is — some Muslims will say I feel offended seeing the non-halal section in supermarkets. ‘When I peep into the section, I can see pork and alcohol’. They’ll say, ‘let’s have separate supermarkets’,” the associate professor of sociology added.

http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/malaysia-moving-towards-apartheid-tendencies-nus-academic-warns

4 December 2015

Malay Mail Online

Are we headed for a Malaysian apartheid?

 

DECEMBER 4 ― A few days ago, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan issued a statement that made me uncomfortable.

According to an article published on Malay Mail Online, a programme for congregational Subuh prayers will be carried out for students in Putrajaya next year.

While it isn’t compulsory, Ku Nan encouraged youth to participate in it so that Muslims can show the strength of the ummah and “scare” the Christians and Jews.

Ku Nan could have emphasised on unity among Muslims, but out of all the things he could have said, he chose to promote the idea of “us vs. them.”

When Nelson Mandela died two years ago, the whole world mourned for him. He had spent his life fighting against apartheid and was seen as an international hero to many. His story is an inspiration and a reminder of the importance of togetherness and unity, and the hard journey one has to take to achieve it. But sadly, not all of us learn from history.

What we are experiencing in Malaysia is almost no different from apartheid. While it was racial segregation in South Africa, in our country, we are experiencing religious segregation.

There are too many instances where non-Muslims are being made to feel like they are less than Muslims and it is disheartening to know that our politicians are sometimes the ones backing up these discriminating claims and policies.

Can you really blame the West for rising Islamophobia when Muslim countries like ours are teaching Muslim citizens to see people of other faiths as enemies? How do we convince the world that we are a religion of peace when we preach division and hate?

I have said this before, and I will say it again: It is not enough to only say that you are against violence. You have to act upon it too. And by that, I don’t just mean physical violence.

Malaysia is a multi-racial and multi-religious country, but it is with a heavy heart that I say we are not in harmony.

The youth of our generation will grow up to lead the country someday, and it scares me to think that statements made in the same nature as Ku Nan’s will be heeded by them.

There are people out there who have risked their lives trying to unite the people. I am sincerely sorry that we have failed to continue your legacy. However, a lot of us are still trying.

*This is the personal opinion of the columnist.

 

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/opinion/shafiqah-othman-hamzah/article/are-we-headed-for-a-malaysian-apartheid#sthash.pMKaWpOH.dpuf

Nov 26

Didik murid subuh berjemaah supaya Yahudi, Kristian takut, kata Ku Nan

Translated from Malay by Didik dawn prayer so that Jewish students, Christian fear, said Ku Nan

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Didik murid subuh berjemaah supaya Yahudi, Kristian takut, kata Ku Nan

OLEH HASBULLAH AWANG CHIK

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 Nov — Program solat subuh berjemaah di masjid yang akan mula dilaksanakan kepada sebilangan murid di Putrajaya tahun depan bukanlah satu acara wajib, kata Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor.

Namun begitu, Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan itu berkata program awal pagi tersebut bagi melatih murid membiasakan diri dengan aktiviti jemaah sejak dari kecil untuk “menunjukkan kekuatan umat Islam”.

“Pada saya lebih mudah nak lentur rebung daripada nak lentur buluh. Ia bukan satu kemestian. Siapa nak ikut, ikutlah dalam satu blok.

“Kerana banyak orang Islam lupa, Nasrani dan Yahudi akan takut pada orang Islam apabila orang Islam berjemaah subuh seperti mereka jemaah hari Jumaat,” katanya dalam satu sidang media semalam, menggunakan istilah yang juga bermaksud kaum Kristian.

“Sekarang ini siapa yang takut dengan orang Islam? Jadi saya nak terapkan ini kepada cucu-cucu saya di Putrajaya supaya mereka dididik berjemaah,” tambahnya.

29 November 2015

Johor Sultan: No issue if Muslims join festival celebrations of other faiths

“Stay away. This is my warning to those who intend to come to Johor to cause disunity or split up my people,” he said, adding that there was no place for such people in the state.

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KLUANG – There should be no issue if Muslims join their friends of other faiths in celebrating their festivals, says Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.

He said that celebrating other festivals was a sign of respect to their friends and neighbours.

“This is what Bangsa Johor is about. It promotes closeness, tolerance and mutual respect for each other regardless of race and religion.

“We should celebrate this in peace and harmony,” he said, during a Deepavali gathering organised by the Johor Federation of Indian Organisations (Gappin) here Sunday.

A large crowd of about 1,600 people had gathered to celebrate the event at Dataran Tasik Kluang.

He hoped that more of such gatherings could be organised for other events such as Hari Raya, Chinese New Year and Christmas, among others.

“Such events are meaningful as it helps to improve relations between me and my people,” he added.

Sultan Ibrahim also reminded the Indian community not to be divided by differing political ideologies or allow any individual to do so.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/malaysia/johor-sultan-no-issue-if-muslims-join-festival-celebrations-other-faiths?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_term=Autofeed&link_time=1448793763#xtor=EchoBox

13 November 2015

Malay Mail Online

Segregation in supermarkets: Go big or go home!

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How will supermarkets decide the ratio of “non-halal” and “halal” trolleys? I doubt supermarkets have a breakdown according to religion in their statistics on shoppers.

What if all the “halal” trolleys were to run out? Would a Muslim be allowed to use the “non-halal” trolley even if she wanted to? Or would a supermarket turn her away for fear of having overzealous people lodging complaints against it?

Worse still, what if there were not enough “non-halal” trolleys to go around for ham lovers and beer guzzlers? Would it be a crime for such people to use the “halal” trolleys, punishable by a fine or imprisonment?

The supermarket would lose business as they’d be forced to turn away consumers of non-halal products, adrift without their red trolleys.

What about shoppers who suddenly decide to buy pork at the last minute because there’s a sale? Would they have to go all the way back, grab a “non-halal” trolley, and move all their groceries to the new trolley?

On special counters for non-halal products, does it mean that a shopper will have to go to two counters to pay for his bacon and vegetables?

The impracticalities of such a preposterous proposal are vast.

Since the Barisan Nasional government (sometimes) likes to pride itself on protecting the diversity of multi-cultural Malaysia, why stop at segregated trolleys and counters for halal and non-halal products?

We can have red trolleys for pork and alcoholic drinks, green for vegetables, yellow for beef, pink for all meats except for pork and beef, and rainbow for the atheists who eat everything. The check-out counters at supermarkets can be similarly delineated.

There will be chaos when people try to do their grocery shopping, of course, but what’s a little inconvenience in fighting over trolleys and queuing for hours compared to protecting religious sensitivities?

* This is the personal opinion of the columnist.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/opinion/boo-su-lyn/article/segregation-in-supermarkets-go-big-or-go-home#sthash.nu1vwDJa.dpuf

Halal trolleys? Next, halal banknotes and coins?

Halal trolleys? Next, halal banknotes and coins? |

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YOURSAY | ‘We should think carefully if a rule would serve a purpose before we introduce it.’

Shoppers roll right along with halal, non-halal trolleys

SteveOh: Why not? Next on the list – halal and non-halal notes and coins, halal and non-halal public toilets, halal and non-halal hospital beds, halal and non-halal cashiers, halal and non- halal dentists, halal and non-halal hotels, halal and non-halal mechanics, halal and non-halal taxis, halal and non-halal cargo planes and containers, no handshakes between halal and non-halal people, and the list goes on and on.

So a Muslim has a rare blood disorder and the only hope is blood transfusion or bone marrow transplant from an infidel and pork-eater, then what? Get the drift? My point is to what degree does one live by the letter of the law?

If by the standards of some of the pedantic and almost ‘Pharasaical’ religionists, then it will be impossible for Muslims and non-Muslims to co-exist without the loss of freedom for non-Muslims and dissenting Muslims who don’t subscribe to the strict rules.

Why the sudden change? For a long time, Muslims and non-Muslims co-existed without such rules.

TheAnonymous: Did it ever occur to the ministers that even banknotes come into contact with pig sellers, drug dealers, pimps, corrupt politicians, etc.

And I don’t see them complaining about having it in their possession.

Doc: Sadly, I am schooled in the field of science and logical thinking, therefore the rationale in using a halal shopping cart versus a non-halal shopping cart boggles my mind.

Well, I guess the next logical thing will be to segregate hypermarkets based on halal and non-halal hypermarket.

Anonymous 701731441687485: As a Muslim, I think this is a damaging marketing stunt and it has no benefit to anyone.

Fair&Just: So the halal trolleys can cart away loads of ‘donations’ while the non-halal ones will be stopped?

Read more here:

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/319341

12 November 2015

Shoppers roll right along with halal, non-halal trolleys

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With the recent debate over the provision of halal and non-halal trolleys in local supermarkets, most may be unaware that at least one outlet has already introduced this facility and that too for at least a year now.

As for the outlet’s customers, most of them who were interviewed for this article said they didn’t mind being made to accept the distinction between the trolleys due to their respect for Muslims’ religious sensitivities.

When met at NSK Trade City supermarket located at Jalan Kuchai Lama in Kuala Lumpur, most of them said selecting which trolley they wanted was not much of a hassle for them.

“From a religious point of view, I respect it. After all, it is very important to Muslims, “ said shopper Alice Houng (photo).

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“I can accept this idea for the time being, but if there are further restrictions then we have to see how are the limitations.

It was reported recently that the government was considering drafting new laws for all supermarkets to provide shoppers with trolleys for either halal or non-halal purchases.

Although the policy is only expected to be introduced next year, NSK Trade City has been providing the service for over a year now.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/319257

Halal KFC in

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closes in Iran over confusion, fear of ‘American influence into Iranian culture’

Halal KFC closes in Iran over confusion, fear of ‘American influence into Iranian culture’

Posted 4 Nov 2015, 9:23am

Iranian officials have shut down what they reportedly thought was a branch of fast food giant KFC only a few days after it opened, local media said.

Fast food joint Halal KFC in the capital city Tehran was shut down after being open for three days, with a sign posted on its door saying the store was “closed until further notice”.

The sign said the store’s decor resembled the US flag too closely, and its presence could be seen as “part of American influence into Iranian culture”, according to Tasnim News Agency.

“The US is one of Iran’s major enemies and this will have grave dangers for the country,” the sign reportedly said.

Local media said police closed the KFC restaurant “as it didn’t have authorisation and had been operating under a false license”.

But Halal KFC manager Abbas Pazuki said the store had been closed over a “misunderstanding” and it was not affiliated with American KFC.

“We are part of a brand known as Halal KFC, which comes from Turkey. It belongs to Muslims and its target market is Muslim nations,” Mr Pazuki said.

He said the Turkish brand was a “rival of the American KFC”.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-04/kfc-halal-in-iran-closes-over-confusion-fear-over-us-influence/6910566

Halal , opened on November 1 in Tehran only to close a day later.

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False finger lickin’: KFC seeking legal action over ‘Halal‘ knock-off outlet in

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HALAL CAR LICENCE PLATES NEXT?

Just saw the most Halal license plate

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HALAL MONEY!

Interested in making some Halal money on the side with a few hours of work a day? Not haram and 100% legit. DM me for info. Only for UKers.

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HALAL LOVE?

Dont stay in haram realtionship with the intention of making it halal someday.who promised u tomorrow?

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10 November 2015

Malaysian Insider

2 consumer groups give thumbs-up to trolley segregation plan

zaHalal and non-halal items should not come into contact in trolleys, say Muslims who fear cross-contamination. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, November 8, 2015.

Putrajaya’s plan to segregate trolleys for halal and non-halal food items has the backing of the Federation of Malaysian Consumers Association (Fomca) but it said the government must also look into the practicality of such a proposal.

Its deputy president, Mohd Yusof Abdul Rahman, said the association agreed with the idea, especially to prevent the mixing of halal and non-halal products, which could lead to cross-contamination.

The issue of halal or permitted by Islamic law could arise if both halal and non-halal items came into contact in trolleys, he said.

Muslim Consumers’ Association’s (PPIM) Datuk Nadzim Johan welcomed the plan saying that it would teach Malaysians to respect each other’s differences.

“It is a good suggestion as it will educate society to understand restriction and needs of people from different races and religions.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/2-consumer-groups-give-thumbs-up-to-trolley-segregation-plan#sthash.puLkVFZj.dpuf

What nextlah, halal airline seats so you don’t sit where a non-muslim sat? Malaysian Muslims should just avoid travelling then -_-

Trolley Halal v2.0. Now equipped with religious officer!

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Why stop there? Shouldn’t we have separate entry and exit points for non-halal shoppers too? Or maybe lifts and car parks as well?

Putrajaya Wants To Enforce A Trolley Segregation Law For Non-Halal Items In Shopping Malls

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HALAL AND NON-HALAL AT THE ESPLANADE. How about a ride on a pig?

HEADS WILL ROLL FOR THIS AT THE PENANG ISLAND CITY COUNCIL (MBBP).

Star

Tuesday November 10, 2015 MYT 12:48:18 PM

‘Pig’ playthings at Esplanade replaced with birds

GEORGE TOWN: Several playthings that resembled a pig were removed from the Esplanade hours after photos of the structures went viral in cyberspace.

Penang Island City Council (MBPP) immediately replaced the spring-operated ride with a pig design with those of birds at the outdoor playground  on Saturday.

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Penang Muslim non-governmental organisations (NGO) coalition secretary Ahmad Yakqub Nazri said he was shocked when he saw the structures that resembled a pig.

“Those who installed such items are clearly insensitive to the Muslims in the state,” he said.

Penang Island City Council secretary Ang Aing Thye said the officer-in-charge of the project had been told to submit a report.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/11/10/pig-playthings-in-penang-park-replaced-with-birds/

不要亂亂玩豬仔哦!(小編:結果換了小鳥! ^^”)
http://www.chinapress.com.my/?p=478757
‪#‎今日中國報‬

This trolley is not halal.

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Trolley ride to DEATH! In Sydney, Australia.

TROLLEYS: RED FOR HARAM. GREEN FOR HALAL?

Halal and Non-Halal Trolleys at NSK. Really?

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In a report by Utusan Malaysia dated Nov 6, Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Minister Hamzah Zainuddin said his ministry was considering imposing new laws to segregate trolleys at supermarkets nationwide and proposed using trolleys of different colours, such as red for non-halal products.

Mr Hamzah has reportedly said that the proposal to legislate the segregation of supermarket trolleys was still at the discussion stage and required comprehensive study due to the expected high costs that supermarket operators will have to bear.

http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/no-need-halal-haram-trolleys-malaysian-muslim-preacher-says

Extremism, Sabah Muslims say of halal trolley proposal

By JULIA CHAN

KOTA KINABALU, Nov 10 ― Sabahans are bewildered by a government proposal to make supermarkets separate shopping trolleys for halal and non-halal products, suggesting the idea was driven more by extremist thinking rather than religious sensitivities.

Consumers polled in the state capital said that the proposal was superfluous and disruptive to national unity, with most stating they would not mind using any trolley, provided the supermarket or vendors had packaged the food properly.

Most also viewed the proposal as a product of peninsular Malaysian thinking that was alien to the local culture.

Nik Razie, a 28-year-old photographer, said that having separate trolleys would only create more racial and religious segregation as well as being a waste of effort and money.

“I don’t think anyone in Sabah has even considered it. It would only exacerbate any religious or racial issues in west Malaysia,” he said, adding that it was rude to treat someone else’s food with disdain.

“Our religion says we cannot touch or eat non-halal meat. So it’s packaged already; then what is the problem? It’s not a religious thing, it’s a Malay sensitivity thing that only extremists will think of,” he added.

Mohd Izuddin Omar, 40, said that the proposal was from an extremist mentality that was pushing into the bounds of modern society.

Entrepreneur Norfaranina Zaki, 31, said it should be the retailers’ responsibility to ensure that non-halal products, particularly fresh meats, are properly packed to ensure that these do not contaminate the trolleys.

She added that it was unnecessary to implement industry-wide changes to how consumers shop if the concerns are limited to fresh non-halal products.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/extremism-sabah-muslims-say-of-halal-trolley-proposal?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.aEovHFKu.dpuf

Malay Mail Online

‘Where do we stop?’ Interfaith group asks after ‘halal’ trolley proposal

By Ida Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 ― An interfaith group has criticised a government proposal to mandate separate supermarket trolleys for non-halal products, saying that segregation will only further polarise Malaysian society.

Malaysian Consultative Council on Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) vice-president Jagir Singh, who previously served as its president, also questioned the effect of such a proposal when even grocery shopping is viewed through a religious lens.

“It promotes division among the population instead of promoting togetherness,” he told Malay Mail Online when contacted yesterday.

He also pointed out that supermarkets are different from wet markets, as food items in supermarkets are fully packaged and most products sold are halal (permissible) for Muslims.

“They have a small section for ‘haram’ (items), but they shouldn’t go to (the) extent of trolleys being labelled. Where do we stop? How far can it go?” he asked.

He said Malaysians are already aware about the importance of handling meat well, noting that products should be properly handled to address Muslims’ fears of contamination.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/where-do-we-stop-interfaith-group-asks-after-halal-trolley-proposal?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.IHxuz86E.dpuf

one of a kind

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#Halal: Malaysia Considering New Laws To Make “Halal” Supermarket Trolleys?

Apparently, Malaysia is considering new laws for supermarket trolleys. Story here:

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On 6th November, local newspapers Utusan Melayu reported that Malaysia is considering imposing new laws to make supermarkets nationwide supply different sets of trolleys for consumers.

Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin proposed using trolleys of different colours, such as red for non-halal products.

He had cited “multiple complaints” received about shoppers insisting on paying for non-halal products at regular checkout counters, adding that all supermarket operators have a responsibility to provide segregated check-out counters.

Hamzah also said that the proposal was being discussed by the ministry to ensure that Muslims did not have to “worry” about their supermarket good being mixed with non-halal items. However, the proposal for the new laws was still at the discussion stage and required comprehensive study due to the expected high costs that supermarket operators will have to bear.

http://hype.my/2015/87671/halal-malaysia-considering-new-laws-to-make-halal-supermarket-trolleys/

No need for ‘halal’, ‘haram’ trolleys, Malaysian Muslim preacher says

No need for separate ‘halal’ supermarket trolleys, says Malaysian Muslim preacher

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November 9, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR — Putrajaya’s proposal to mandate separate supermarket trolleys for non-halal products is unnecessary as such items are already stocked in segregated sections, independent Muslim preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin said.

He also pointed out that the non-halal food items in supermarkets are not in direct contact with the trolleys as they are packaged.

“The reason why the issue of segregation does not have to arise from this angle is because the segregation to buy alcohol and pork already exists. Muslims will not buy pork in supermarkets,” he told Malay Mail Online when contacted yesterday (Nov 8).

“Because if one goes to the supermarket, the pork is not placed in the trolley, it is placed in packaging.

“If the (packaged) pork is put into the trolley and after that Muslims use (the trolley), the trolley doesn’t have to be washed as the pork is in packaging,” he added.

http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/no-need-halal-haram-trolleys-malaysian-muslim-preacher-says

Halal trolleys? Don’t forget the Hindus, and your dirty dirty haram beef.

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oneworldtalk

UNBELIEVABLE — Only in Malaysia!

Non-Halal Trolley

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Soon, they will have separate public transportation so that the Melayus will not have to sit next to the “kafirs”/ infidels.

Is your car Halal or Non-Halal?

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http://oneworldtalk.freeforums.org/unbelievable-only-in-malaysia-t4387.html

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6 September 2015

Tesco apologises for dog-in-trolley incident

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寵物一律不能進入商場啦!
http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/652674

 (新山6日訊)女顧客攜愛犬進霸市購物,狗兒乍看還在手推車撒尿,掀起輿論,儘管有網友質疑該圖是捏造,但霸市工作人員連夜收集500輛手推車,按宗教方法用泥水沖洗!  一名貌似華裔女顧客昨午被網友拍到使…
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Johan Jdt added 4 new photosfeeling thankful with Zara Jdt at Tesco Extra Plentong.

Tolong menghormati sentiment pengguna lain. Ini bukanlah perkauman, bangsa sesuatu pihak atau agama tetapi ini adalah perbuatan kesalahan individu yang tidak perihatin akan persekitaran.

Binatang peliharaan tidak dibenarkan dibawa masuk didalam shopping mall, lebih lebih lagi haiwan bernajis disisi penganut Agama Islam.

Kejadian ini berlaku di Tesco Extra Plentong. Harap perkara ini tidak akan berulang lagi.

Terima kasih kepada pihak Tesco Plentong kerana telah mengambil langkah menyamak semua trolley bagi menjamin kesucian & kebersihan pengguna lain.

Well done, good job to Management & Staff Tesco Extra Plentong.

Google translate:

Please respect the sentiment of other users. This is not racism, racial or religious party but this was the guilt of individuals who are not concerned for the environment.

Pets are not allowed in the shopping mall, even more unclean animals on the religion of Islam.

This scene takes place in the Tesco Extra Plentong. Hope this will not happen again.

Thanks to the Tesco Plentong for having taken cover all trolley to ensure the purity and cleanliness of other users.

Well done, good job to Management & Staff Tesco Extra Plentong.

Johan Jdt's photo.

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2 Responses to We can add Halal Laundry service to Halal Maids, Halal Trolleys, Utensils, Cups, Elevators and other things…

  1. True Man says:

    I am a very strict vegetarian…so should I ask for a vegetarian trolley…what an irony this world is becoming…..

  2. Pingback: Global Halal | weehingthong

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