Ban on non-locals as main cooks of hawker food in Penang will begin in 2016

Culinary hotspot: Locals and holiday makers enjoying local hawker delights in Gurney Drive, Penang.

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Government’s move to ban foreigners from being the main cooks of local hawker fare effective Jan 1, 2016, received the thumbs up from the majority of hawkers and related associations.

Penang Consumer Protection Association president K. Koris Atan said he supported the effort and urged the state government to immediately enforce the ban.

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