Restaurants and food stalls in Malaysia must rename their ‘hotdogs’ or risk having them banned, the government there said today. Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country and the government’s religious authority has threatened to withdraw the snack’s halal certificate. Although hotdogs in the West are traditionally made of pork, in Malaysia they have

have to be made of chicken in order to pass strict halal rules. But now it seems the name itself has fallen foul of the authorities. Sirajuddin Suhaimee, director of the halal division of the Department of Islamic Development, said there had been a number of complaints from tourists from other Muslim countries who had apparently taken the name too literally. FULL REPORT