Showing posts from April, 2024

Malaysia KFC's new branding strategy — more Islamic image, emphasises Johor government ownership

Kentucky Fried Chicken, better known as KFC, has reduced its operations in Malaysia, shuttering more than 100 restaurants temporarily after months of a persistent pro-Palestine boycott of US-linked businesses triggered by the ongoing war in Gaza. A KFC outlet in Jalan Ipoh in Kuala Lumpur has a notice to say “temporarily closed”, affixed on the door. STRAITS TIMES PICTURE BY ZUNAIRA SAIEED Referring to  Chinese-language daily  Nanyang Siang Pau , news agency and portal  The Straits Times reported,  QSR Brands, which owns and operates the KFC fast-food franchise in Malaysia, is suspending operations of 108 outlets nationwide,  based on information from Google Maps. Empty boxes and a deserted shop lot are all of what remains of a formerly thriving KFC outlet in Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur.   STRAITS TIMES PICTURE BY ZUNAIRA SAIEED The maps show which KFC stores have had their status updated to show “temporarily closed”. A source at QSR, who declined to be named, said the company sees the

Representing 22,000 lawyers, Malaysian Bar to challenge Pardons Board's reduced Najib's jail sentence and fine

Media reported the Malaysian Bar has filed for judicial review to challenge the decision of the Federal Territories Pardons Board (FTPB) to halve former prime minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak’s jail sentence and reduce the fine in his SRC International corruption conviction. In the application filed by solicitors Messrs Amir & Rajpal Ghat in the High Court last Friday, the Bar, which represents 22,000 lawyers practising in Peninsular Malaysia, sought a declaration that the board’s collective decision was unlawful, unconstitutional and void, according to FMT . It also requested an order of certiorari against the board to quash the FTPB’s decision. The board and Najib are named as respondents to the application. The Bar also wants a permanent injunction restraining Najib or his agents from submitting any application for pardon, reprieve or respite to the board until all criminal charges against him have been exhausted. The Bar said the injunction should remain in force