Penang banned foreigners from cooking assam laksa, hokkien mee and CKT in 2016


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  • Saturday, 23 Jun 2018

File photo of the famous Siam Road char koay teow in Penang run by Tan Chooi Hong, 76.

Penang: The Human Resources Ministry’s call to have all restaurants in the country to only recruit Malaysians as cooks is not new for Penang as the state government had imposed a ban on foreigners from cooking local hawker fare from Jan 1, 2016.

Penang first proposed the ban in 2014, aimed to preserve the authenticity of hawker food.

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