Malaysia will lay claim to dishes like laksa and chicken rice which are being
”hijacked” by other countries, its tourism minister said according to a report yesterday
Those on the list include nasi lemak, laksa and bak kut teh, Tourism Minister Ng Yen Yen said, according to The Star.
“We cannot continue to let other countries hijack our food. Chili crab is Malaysian. Hainanese chicken rice is Malaysian. We have to lay claim to our food,” she was quoted as saying.
“In the next three months, we will identify certain key dishes to declare as Malaysian. We have identified laksa… all types of laksa, nasi lemak and bak kut teh,” she added.
Dr Ng said her ministry will announce a strategy on how to brand the dishes as Malaysian.
What an idiot!
Good luck to her!