Here is some chatter in the 'Indian Muslim Business Forum' ? about KuNan's advice to mamak restaurants to not charge too much for teh tarik and roti chanai.
KuNan is too stupid for me to comment about him today. But a few days back a former president of a Malay Chamber of Commerce was telling me that Malay restaurants are disappearing - all over Malaysia, especially in Kuala Lumpur.
"Restoran Melayu di KL tutup, satu satu depa tutup" (one by one they are closing down).
There is a simple reason for this. After GST fewer Malays can spend enough in Malay restaurants to sustain their viability. So restoran Melayu semua tutup.
So where do working class Malays eat breakfast and lunch ?
1. At the tepi jalan warongs (which are sited at the tepi jalan or over the longkangs and over the parit)
2. Indian Muslim restaurant (kedai mamak) and
3. Indian restaurants.
Ever since the GST, the mamak restaurants and Indian restaurants have become the main source of food supply for Malay workers, Malay urban office people and ordinary Malays especially in KL and the Klang Valley.
Please do not mess with this source of food supply. If the mamak restaurants and Indian restaurants close down (like the other Malay owned restaurants) then were are the vast majority of urban Malay workers in KL and the Klang Valley going to get their breakfast and lunch?
Not everyone will eat at a warong. The choice is limited and it is "kurang selesa" - eating over a longkang !
There is an increasing number of Malays eating at Indian owned (non Muslim) restaurants. Not all of these Indian restaurants have halal stickers but so what? They do not serve non halal meat AND beef. Plus they buy their chicken, kambing etc from halal suppliers in the markets.
Here is something else.
My comments : I have no coments. The poster above speaks for itself.