Buka puasa solidarity: Creating a new narrative for the new Malaysia

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A group of ordinary people from diverse backgrounds came together yesterday in solidarity in George Town, Penang for the breaking of fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

They were first treated to a free flow dance by dancer-choreographer Aida Redza at the Armenian Street Park before the group strolled to a nearby restaurant for buka puasa.

Once settled in at the restaurant over a meal of tandoori with naan and tandoori biriani, the group chatted animatedly about what it meant for them to be in the new Malaysia and to experience a newfound sense of solidarity with their fellow sojourners in Malaysia. Full article on Aliran.

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New Malaysia must focus on ‘Kualitification’, not ‘Kulitfication’.

Thumbs up if you agree.

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Food for thought
https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/on-the-beat/2018/06/03/food-for-thought-here-today-gone-tomorrow-thats-the-average-shelflife-of-a-commercial-complaint-but/

Sunday Star’s Wong Chun Wai now talking food, not politics, to cari makan?

tunglang,
Do you agree that “We turn a blind eye on how the food is prepared – we don’t mind the filthy greasy floor or that we sit next to the drain, or even near the toilet”?

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Time has change: 1) Penang is now famous for its street hawker cuisine. 2) Hawker food is getting expensive, some beyond the reach of B40/M40 Penangites. 3) Business spaces (even roadsides) become more crowded, so up goes the rent > hike in food prices. In the face of the above, it’s natural & sensible that high standards of hygiene is mandatory. Otherwise, patrons are shortchanged & their health compromised. Enforcement is the way to go, strictly speaking: a) Higher fines & longer close shop period should be imposed on those delinquents. b) Every food handler MUST wear gloves. c) Plates… Read more »

Ginny
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Have you ever wonder how the street hawkers in Penang can clean their used plates and utensils in an hygienic way using just same pails of water, with no central cleaning area?

Ho Wan Lai
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Famous street … wash the bowls using 3 pails, first rinse in detergent pail, next dip in second pail of water. Final rinse in 3rd pail then can be used to serve again. Cleanliness can be subjective.

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It is heritage. How people live and the way of life. That is why food tasre better. Just look at banana leaf rice. One sri lanka tamil said eating with fingers taste better. I can smell his finger licking good while attending a evening class after his dinner

quan
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Penang’s road side hawkers along some residents area are the most filthy and disgusting ! Almost all the drains there are clogged with thick layer of eerie, smelly “unknown substance”. Penang’s city council sucks !

shriek
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No one asked you to eat there. Even shops in shophouses do it in the same way get the taste and favour like in Bangsar. You have to go to upper class Ah pek will go anywhere for his cheapest one ton mee

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Time for Muhyiddin’s new KDN to reinvestigate the disappearance of Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat. But bus have a new IGP first.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/429417

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Artistes croon for a new Malaysia – “Malaysia Boleh” by Namewee, Ning Baizura and Sasi the Don.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/06/07/artistes-croon-for-a-new-msia/

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Check up The Harapan Tracker:
https://harapantracker.polimeter.org/

Keep track of how Pakatan Harapan delivering its election manifesto.

quan
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It is just the beginning of an elusion. Siok sendiri?

Mah HS
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Beginning of the end of Utusan Malaysia, soon Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS) to cut 50% of its workforce.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/06/06/utusan-considering-vss-exercise-says-group-md/#FAM3pFZmDRhqDRsZ.99

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Eng-conomical: Video of Guan Eng eating chicken rice goes spectacularly viral https://malaysia.yahoo.com/news/eng-conomical-video-guan-eng-131002903.html KUALA LUMPUR: Amidst the government’s cost-cutting drive to boost the country’s coffers, instances of prudent spending by the rakyat are being shared online and widely applauded. This is undoubtedly why a nine-second video clip of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng simply having his lunch is being “eaten up” by netizens. Posted by Nora Jamilah on her Facebook page last Saturday, the video has chalked up an astounding 368,000 views and 5,500 shares. The brief, candid footage shows Guan Eng, his wife Betty Chew and his youngest son enjoying… Read more »

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There’s a chicken rice stall at Pisa corner (opposite Spice) that sold a plate for RM3.50 but no biz close down. When it’s cheap, people suspect he used dead chicken. New stall now selling RM4.50.
Hard to satisfy thamchiak and kiamsiap Penanglangs.

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Kids wash cars to raise money for Hope Fund https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/427985 Committed to contribute something to help the country, a group of children and teenagers decide to operate car wash service to raise funds for Putrajaya’s Hope Fund. Tejas Shree Udahyah Kumar, 11, with 20 friends, aged six and 17, were operating car wash services in their residential area at Taman Yarl, Kuala Lumpur here today. “I am very excited and woke up as early as 7am to start our car wash service… with my friends, we want to help Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the country,” she told reporters… Read more »