The above is a supposed to be a huge event held at PISA which is a huge white elephant meant for hosting huge sports event like the SUKMA and whatever. So, banners are everywhere informing the PUBLIC about the event.
Naturally, if it is a public event, the multi-racial rakyat of Malaysia will throng there, right? So, how can the organiser do such things:
1) All the various bakwa (dried pork) stalls are at the main entrance, in all its glory;
2) All the smokey bakwa smells are everywhere;
3) There is no segregation of halal and non-halal stalls
4) It is one long, circle of stalls after stalls like Allagapa, Madu Asli intersperse with Taiwan sausages, bakwa, luncheon meat, wines, alchohol, Da Ma Cai and etc.
I am very disappointed that even at this age and considering the magnitude of the event, there are still morons who are not aware that we are living in Malaysia, a land with many races! How can they be so insensitive?
While my son was buying the fried lok-lok (satay celup but in oil), a Malay boy wanted to buy the nuggets. I was aghast! Thank God he changed his mind because that is totally not very the halal at all. Phew….
I am truly ashamed and disappointed. I hope someone bring up this matter in the Penang State Government sidang or whatever.
BTW, what you saw on the table is 500gms (for per person) of bakwa for bakwa eating competition. My son asked me what is going on (when they were setting up the stage). I told them pigs eating pigs. LOL! Don’t hate me, only a pig can eat half a kilogrammes of pig within minutes.
Let’s all learn to be a little sensitive to each of our fellow Malaysians adab dan resam. Please teach your little children from small that Malay/Muslims children don’t eat pork, Hindus don’t eat beef and Chinese eat everything with four legs except the table. And please don’t teach your children to shun Chinese just because they eat pork.