Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Tourism Minister Poser
Poem By john tiong chunghoo
Tourism Minister poser
dont let people steal
KUALA LUMPUR: Laksa, nasi lemak and bak kut teh — these are some of the food Malaysia will lay claim to.
Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said there were many dishes synonymous with Malaysia’s identity but they had been “hijacked” by other countries.
“We cannot continue to let other countries hijack our food. Chilli crab is Malaysian. Hainanese chicken rice is Malaysian. We have to lay claim to our food, ” she told reporters after launching the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival yesterday.
(The Star) - Sept 17,2009