[from Malaysia Star]
A fortnight ago, Kuala Lumpurs SK Sri Mega brought up the halal (or
rather, non-halal) issue when it issued a circular banning non-Muslim
students from bringing non-halal food to school (it later clarified that
it was referring to the school canteen).
In the letter, addressed to parents and guardians, the principal stated
that students eating non-halal food are forbidden from using canteen
utensils, as well as throwing related food scraps in the schools
There is also no beef because of my Hindu friends, and there are a
couple of vegetarian dishes thrown in for the strict vegetarians. So in
a sense, I can say that all my open house functions are distinctly
halal to everyone.
Social activist Mas Hamzah is equally sensitive to her guests dietary
needs when she entertains.
When I invite my non-Muslim friends over, I refrain from serving beef.
And when any vegan is present, I also do not mix the serving spoons so
that there is no chance of contaminating the dishes with dairy or egg
products, she says.
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