Don't boycott nasi kandar!

Since last week, SMSes have been circulated asking Penangites to boycott nasi kandar claiming that nasi kandar operators were the ones involved in the street protest in Komtar about two weeks ago.

Well, if you have half a mind to do so. DON'T! This is ridiculous. EVERYONE knows the street demonstration was by the Umno sore losers. It has nothing to do whatsoever with the nasi kandar operators!

Just read this article in The Star which came out on March 22, pasted below here:

Don’t boycott nasi kandar, Hindraf tells Penangites

BUTTERWORTH: A Hindu Rights Action Force leader has called on people to stop boycotting nasi kandar shops here.

Hindraf coordinator R.S. Thanenthiran said the organisation was not behind any SMS calling for a boycott.

The boycott apparently began after an SMS alleging that nasi kandar operators were involved in last Friday’s street protest at Komtar began circulating. The SMS ended with the Hindraf slogan Makkal Sakthi (People’s Power).

“This is an act by some irresponsible parties,” Thanenthiran told a press conference here yesterday.

Thanenthiran said nasi kandar operators were busy with their business and would not have had the time to be involved in political protests or rallies.

“We appeal to the people of all races to support the nasi kandar operators as the cuisine is the pride of Penang,” Thanenthiran said.

Malaysian Muslim Restaurant Operators Association president K.K. Sihabutheen said some of his members complained about the drop in business since the SMS began circulating.

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