PRESMA Now Says It Has No Issue With Pork Nasi Kandar As Long As It’s Not Sold In Mamaks

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Amidst recent social media uproar, a controversial non-halal nasi kandar has stirred discussions, particularly among nasi kandar enthusiasts. A TikTok video showcasing the dish, accompanied by pork, has drawn criticism and raised concerns within the Malaysian Muslim Restaurant Owners Association (PRESMA), branding it as a derogatory act against Malaysia’s nasi kandar industry.


The proprietor of the ‘Non Halal’ Nasi Lemak and Nasi Kandar stall, Suresh G, has stepped forward to clarify the situation following the viral video. Suresh asserts that his intention was not to mislead but to offer a distinctive menu within his clearly marked ‘non-halal’ establishment. Running a small business for the past three weeks, he emphasizes that the recent attention has prompted him to clarify the situation.

Suresh maintains that his focus is solely on sustaining his livelihood and earning a living through this special menu. Furthermore, he points out that all his customers are non-Muslims, as the food is sold in a Chinese shop rather than a residential area.

The controversy surrounding the non-halal dish has prompted Suresh to express willingness to meet with concerned parties, including associations and the Ministry, to provide further clarification. He highlights that he is not the first to introduce such items, with many similar stalls in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya offering non-halal food

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In response to criticism, Suresh defends his actions, stating that he clearly labels all social media posts with ‘non-halal’ and uses an animal image in the business logo to avoid any confusion. He asserts that there was no intent to insult or offend anyone, emphasizing his compliance with the ‘non-halal’ business type during registration.

The situation has sparked a broader conversation about the complexities of introducing non-halal options in a multicultural setting, raising questions about the boundaries of culinary diversity within Malaysia’s rich gastronomic landscape.

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