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‘Controversial’ Skohns Canteen draws Kit Siang and company for dinner

 | March 28, 2016

DAP MPs just can’t resist Skohn's signature lamb stew ‘at below market prices’ despite restaurant’s advertisements poking fun at Lim Guan Eng’s bungalow purchase.


PETALING JAYA: The Skohns Canteen has done it again.

After their first controversial poster of “Good Food, Below Market Price”, the operators have put up another poster, this time on feng shui.

The second poster read: “30 per cent off, Good Food, Possibly Amazing Feng Shui”.

Both these posters on the restaurant’s Facebook were obviously referring to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s purchase of a bungalow in Jalan Pinhorn, Penang.

Lim is alleged to have bought the property at below the market value last year. He was renting the house before that.

DAP MP Teresa Kok claimed yesterday that the bungalow was sold at below the market price due to bad feng shui surrounding it because BN members were always using it as their venue to voice their unhappiness about DAP and the state government.

Despite the restaurant obviously targeting their posters at Lim’s “misfortune”, DAP members did not shy away from the place. They went to the restaurant in Damansara Perdana to have their dinner today.

DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang took to Twitter to announce his presence there. With him were his son, Guan Eng, Teresa Kok, Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua and Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng.

Kit Siang tweeted: “DAP MPs just couldn’t resist Skohn’s signature lamb stew at below market prices!”82139f23-604c-40fd-94a0-5d8b5cc5711e

DAP’s National HQ Media and Communications manager Medaline Chang had earlier asked the restaurant operator to bring down its poster linking their meals to the bungalow, stating that “we feel that it will contribute to the negative publicity surrounding the Penang Chief Minister”.

This brought a sharp retort from a blogger, Hafidz Baharom, who commented: “DAP can dish out parodies but cannot stomach it.”

He wrote DAP was well known for propaganda involving parodies and seemed to thrive on it.

Earlier today, the restaurant’s management took to Facebook to inform its customers not to take their posters seriously and offered a free meal to those featured in its advertisements, including former Chinese President Jiang Zemin.

It read: “As all of you may know, we kicked up a storm over the weekend (unintentionally, of course). Lady Boss has reprimanded the employee involved in starting the whole thing.

“However, we believe this issue has been blown out of proportion and is being unscrupulously used by certain parties to further their own agenda.

“We at Sköhns Canteen remain apolitical and will uphold honesty & justice and most of all a sense of humour for all Malaysians, irregardless of race or religion.

“With that in mind, if our ads have caused you any sleepless nights, we would like to offer a free meal to anyone who has appeared in our poster, including Ex-President of China Jiang Zemin (this was Google’s fault).”

A check showed Guan Eng was not the only target of its “parodies”.

The restaurant operator has also put up posters of Prime Minister Najib Razak, his wife Rosmah Mansor, billionaire Jho Low, Umno politicians Ahmad Maslan, Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and Rahman Dahlan.


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