Tuesday, August 02, 2011

First it was Lady's Choice now its Starbucks, what's next!?

First it was Lady's Choice! And it wasn't true?!

Now it's Starbucks? Come on!

We do know how powerful Internet can be as a tool nowadays, so we have said many times to remind us to be responsible in what we write, right!? Well, wrong!
I saw a site that says Starbucks, an alleged Jewish owned chained and I don't understand why the writer had to mention that is so as a fact I don't know, that the coffee sold at this popular coffee chain is laced with pork product.
This may be enough for Muslims in the country to panic or to not patronise this international coffee chain.
I dread to think that there is an agenda behind this sudden anti-Starbucks campaign, for I love Starbucks coffee especially the long black in a mug, I always ordered that at Bangsar Village One.
I just hope that there was no malice intended by the blogsite in particular when feeding us with such information.
On serious note, we have to stop this anti-Jewish stance,it is not helping Malaysia. BTW Starbucks is doing so well in the Gulf states in the middle-east and I have no idea what is the agenda behind this what appears to be a sudden anti-Starbucks campaign!
I still remember many years ago how Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim (BABI) ordered a campaign against a product called Lady's Choice (owned by Unilever if am not mistaken) saying the jelly jam used pork product. The product was later given a clean bill of health after some checking!
Later on we found out that BABI was angry with this particular company for not complying with his request! The request was a donation of a large sum of money in which Lady's Choice said Nyet, it means no!
For the sake of reducing our state of paranoia, especially during this fasting month, I hope the site that alleges Starbucks is a Jewish-owned company is feeding pork to Muslims in this country to double check its information!

Shalom!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

For 5 years my family frequent this "HALAL" western food restaurant just few doors away from my shop.

My sis in the quiet, (Researcher/ scientist on food tech) sent an official letter to this restaurant to check on their "HALAL" status. The signs came down the very day they got the letter of intent to inspect.

We need to be very cautious, I discovered later, they bought the "HALAL" certs for a one-off sum of a mere RM2K.

JAKIM SHOULD CHECK ON WHATEVER INFORMATION, FOR THE SAKE OF THE MUSLIMS..

Salam Ramadan

Anonymous said...

Rusdi,
I love Starbuck coffee too so please find a way to get this fact verified. I know some coffee in Vietnam is roasted in lard and it Malaysians seem to imbibe them with relish too.

Anonymous said...

Good one for this piece. Thanks bro!

fatlady said...

dont forget golden churn butter as well magpie....i hate this anti jewish stance and "oooh pork is inside the food, to turn our muslim to pagans and etc" those who spread these lies, enough is enough. if golden churn does have pork and whatsoever things there are, why on earth it is still one of the best selling products of the middle east, and as you point out, starbucks too....enough is enough....

Pasquale said...

"Rusdi,
I love Starbuck coffee too so please find a way to get this fact verified. I know some coffee in Vietnam is roasted in lard and it Malaysians seem to imbibe them with relish too.

August 02, 2011 4:51 AM"

By the way who ever you are, I am Pasquale!!!!

Anonymous said...

Adalah lebih baik PAS melihat isu-isu yang melibatkan kepentingan islam seperti halal haram ini dan sama-sama pihak kerajaan menambahbaik sistem halal haram. Lebih baik dari memprotes aje tak habis-habis..

Anonymous said...

Over to you JAKIM. You are empowered by government to look into this matter. Please ensure that you Halal certification is required for all food outlets.

Anonymous said...

Ish ish tak habis habis halal haram....

Anonymous said...

Jewish company selling pork? Come on!

Anonymous said...

Jewish company selling pork? Come on!

Anonymous said...

My friend's business was first granted halal cert many years ago but lately this halal cert renewal was rejected due to non-compliance of certain new criteria. So my advice to non-muslim friend, if you really want to venture in halal business, make sure you have a strong muslim partner or good connection otherwise those idiots will come after you for more once you expand your business.

Anonymous said...

In that case IKEA too will have problems. All its products are manufactured in China.

Anonymous said...

The Halal stigma is big business. Even a small rumour could cause untold business loss.

In all likely circumstances, revenge or vengeance is the root of the Halal/Haram issue.

Lady's Choice is a case in point.

There was also an attempt with KFC some years back, but it was a happy ending after some haggling.

Now, there's Golden Churn butter laced with pork DNA. And this will surely create a tumble in the share price.

Oh well, according to some folks, DNA can be planted, so what's the fuss?

A GOOD MAN DOES NOTHING.

Pasquale said...

"The Halal stigma is big business. Even a small rumour could cause untold business loss.

In all likely circumstances, revenge or vengeance is the root of the Halal/Haram issue.

Lady's Choice is a case in point.

There was also an attempt with KFC some years back, but it was a happy ending after some haggling.

Now, there's Golden Churn butter laced with pork DNA. And this will surely create a tumble in the share price.

Oh well, according to some folks, DNA can be planted, so what's the fuss?

A GOOD MAN DOES NOTHING.



Can you please comment something without any sarcasm, it was fine until you come to the DNA part, you do not know for sure whether DNA can be planted eh! Cheers!
August 03, 2011 9:04 PM"

Anonymous said...

Pasquale,

It takes a wise man to decipher that! Cheers!

A GOOD MAN DOES NOTHING.