29 September 2019
Perlis laundry hides ‘Muslim-only’ sign
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — A laundry in Kangar, Perlis has covered up a sign indicating it only serves Muslim customers after the practice was exposed by a state MCA lawmaker.
According to The Star Online, the sign has been masked with strips of white paper.
Titi Tinggi assemblyman Khaw Hock Kong told the press yesterday that he personally confirmed the sign was displayed at the laundry, after this was brought to his attention following a similar controversy in Johor.
Perlis Mufti Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainal Abidin also told the news portal that he has been directed to check the laundry.
“I have received an instruction from Tuanku (the Raja Muda of Perlis) to investigate the matter and we will do it right away,” he was quoted as saying.
Muslim-only launderette in Perlis
Friday, 29 Sep 2017
KANGAR: Another launderette serving only Muslims has been found to be operating in Perlis – just as the Sultan of Johor and the Government have sent out a message that such segregation must not happen in Malaysia.
The self-service outlet in Jalan Kampung Bakau here has a sign that says: “This laundry is dedicated for Muslim use only”.
The main signboard stated the shop practises “Islamic laundry concept.”
A call made to the handphone number listed at the shop was answered by a man claiming to be the owner. He said he opened the laundry to serve only Muslims.
Asked why, the man said it was done for the “comfort” of the Muslim customers. He urged non-Muslims to use other launderettes and stressed the matter should not be turned into a controversy.
Perlis Mufti Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainal Abidin, one of the vocal critics against the “Muslim-only” launderette in Muar, was not having any of that. He came down hard on the shop, making it clear that the state would not agree to any approach which segregated the people.
“I have received an instruction from Tuanku (the Raja Muda of Perlis) to investigate the matter and we will do it right away,” he said in a WhatsApp message.