State Islamic affairs departments from Negri Sembilan and Selangor are investigating a pork burger chain, over its product which the agencies said is "confusing to Muslims".
The burger chain caught flak over a pork burger which it named 'P Ramly', purported as a homage to the Ramly burger.
The Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) and the Negri Sembilan Islamic Affairs Department (JHEAINS) will send their completed investigation papers to the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumer Affairs Ministry for action, Berita Harian reported.
The agencies cite the Trade Description Act 2011, which outlaws the use of false or misleading statements as to services or products.
The agencies said the wordings used by the chain "can confuse of mislead Muslims about the non-halal products sold", the daily reported.
JHEAINS said all 'P Ramly' burger posters have been removed from the Seremban outlet while the daily's checks at the Damansara outlet found the same.
This comes after the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumers Affairs Ministry inspected the restaurants.
Minister Hamzah Zainuddin said the investigation report will be reviewed before any action is taken.
According to Section 17 and 18 of the Act it is illegal to make statements known to make a statement or advertising which is likely to deceive or mislead about a product or service offered.
The offence carries a penalty of RM500,000 fine if committed for the first time. - Mkini