Old Town White Coffee which does not have the JAKIM’s halal certification was said by some people as partly owned by a DAP leader.
Ardmand Azha PJU tweeted to YB Ngeh Koo Ham asking him, “why ur white coffee without halal certification”.
Ardmand Azha PJ was referring to the restaurants or kopitiams named Old Town White Coffee.
YB Ngeh replied in Bahasa Malaysia which in English means,“First time I have heard that drinking coffee must have the halal label. Human should not add burdening (troubling) requirements. God gives freedom.”
Next he went on to say that, “God does not say that”, when Ardmand Azha PJ explained that for the Muslims, the Halal certification is a must especially because the Old Town White Coffee restaurants also serve all kinds of food.
What YB Ngeh tweeted is wrong and he should not interfere with other people’s religion.
Muslims must only eat and drink food that is not only halal but ‘toyibbah’ or clean and does not contained anything that is bad for our health like germs or dangerous chemicals.