PETALING JAYA - OldTown White Coffee on Monday declared that it is not affiliated to any political party and reiterated that its outlets only serve halal food and beverages.
Below is the company's full statement:
OldTown White Coffee would like to take this opportunity to once again assure our customers that the food and beverages served in all our outlets are halal. The accusations that they are non-halal are NOT TRUE and are made by an individual or individuals that have been misinformed.
At OldTown White Coffee, our priority has always been and will continue to be the quality of our products and the service we provide to our customers. The halal certification is a very thorough and rigorous process. In order to maintain this certification all equipment, ingredients, suppliers and cleaning procedures must meet the halal requirements by Jakim. We would like to reiterate that we have met all those requirements in all OldTown White Coffee outlets. On that note, our central kitchens continue to meet Jakim's halal requirements.
We strive to ensure the strictest of guidelines are enforced when it comes to providing halal certified food and beverages to our Muslim patrons, and as such, have long been on a strict timeline to receive complete halal certification for all our franchised outlets as well. This is to ensure there is no question of the halal certification of any of our products to our valued customers.
As a brand that truly considers the needs of its customers, we understand how important the halal certification is to our Muslim friends. OldTown White Coffee does not serve any non-halal food products or alcohol, and all our food and beverages are prepared in a halal manner. We will continue to work closely with the relevant authorities to ensure that all our outlets in Malaysia remain halal-certified.
On another note, we would also like to clarify once again that OldTown White Coffee is not affiliated with any political party, or any politician as recently alleged by a certain public figure, nor does the company have any political interests. OldTown Berhad is a publicly listed company on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and our ownership information is readily available online. The Board of Directors of OldTown Berhad can also confirm that they are not active members of any political party.
Datuk Dr Ahmed Tasir
Chairman of OldTown White Coffee