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Cancel the license for this hostel, Reggae Mansion immediately

The Reggae Mansion chain of hostels’ website states that “Reggae Mansion is a hostel for international backpackers. Unfortunately, we do not accept bookings by Malaysian, Indian and Middle Eastern nationals.”

Stir it up: Guests outside Reggae Mansion in Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur. The hostel’s policy of rejecting guests of certain nationalities has caused an uproar among Netizens.

The hostel is following UMNO apartheid policy, and only Malaysia is allowed such racial policy because UMNO is the mother of apartheid.

Malays themselves should feel the pinch also for this kind of racial discrimination policy right in Malaysia which non-Malays have suffered for over 40 years.

Perkasa should demonstrate to lend support to Reggae Mansion for sharing same ideology.

KUALA LUMPUR: A hostel for international backpackers here which rejects selected nationalities including Malaysians has caused an uproar among local Netizens.

The Reggae Mansion chain of hostels’ website states that “Reggae Mansion is a hostel for international backpackers. Unfortunately, we do not accept bookings by Malaysian, Indian and Middle Eastern nationals.”

Reservations made by these nationalities would be deemed null and void, it said, adding that the hotel was not wheelchair-accessible.

The new boutique backpackers hostel franchise in Jalan Tun H.S. Lee here and George Town, Penang, also does not accept guests who are above 60 years old.

Human rights blog Loyar Burok wrote about the hostel’s website on Tuesday in a posting titled “Reggae Mansion: Blatant discrimination and exclusivity in the worst possible taste”, prompting angry Netizens to vent their frustrations against the hotel on Twitter and Facebook.

“Urging all to protest + boycott Reggae Mansion hostel KL which doesn’t allow Malaysians, Indians and Mid-Easterners to book there,” tweeted @jemilahmahmood.

“If you do not accept Malaysians, maybe you shouldn’t be in Malaysia?” asked @iancanfly.

A call to Reggae Mansion in Penang’s Love Lane was answered by a receptionist, who was apologetic about the policy, saying that the website was not operated by the hostel and that bookings by Malaysians were still accepted.

The receptionist in the Kuala Lumpur branch, however, maintained that the practice was being enforced but refused to give reasons for such a policy.

However, possibly after the flurry of publicity on Wednesday, the notice was removed from the website of the Kuala Lumpur branch.

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents president Datuk Mohd Khalid Harun said that he had never heard of such a ruling.

“I think this is bad business etiquette. What are they up to?” he asked.

Tourism Malaysia acting director-general Datuk Azizan Noordin said that the matter would be looked into.

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fling says:

Reggae Mansion is owned by a chinaman named Robert Khoo. Ironically, the chinese complain of being marginalised in Malaysia.

nkkhoo says:

Any prove on the ownership? The company is not registered, how you are so sure who is the owner?

This Mansion is operating without license under the nose of DBKL. Basically you can run any business in Bolehland without license as long as you really to pay bribe.

kalaway says:

This mansion is simply emulating MARA policy.
Nothing new, legal in Malaysia.

Rajni says:

Why complain so much when this website has told us that BN practises discriminatory policy. This mansion is just follow the 1malaysia policy of racial discrimination!

Maslinda says:

Reggae Mansions do not serve halal food.
Therefore their guidelines is to protect them from the overzealous JAKIM flers.