Seremban, June 3, 2019 (Korporat SUKNS) - The state government decided that the ‘mantai’ programme would continue. The programme enable the public to buy meat at a lower price.
According to Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Aminuddin Harun, in principle the state government has agreed to carry out the mantai programme in every district. Apart from sales of meat, there would also be sales of chicken, eggs and vegetables.
For the majority of people in Malaysia living outside Negeri Sembilan, Hari Mantai is something that is unheard of. Mantai is synonymous with the people of Negeri Sembilan in welcoming the month of Ramadan or Syawal. The word ‘mantai’ is derived from the word ‘membantai’ which means preparing the slaughtered meat on the day before Ramadan or Syawal every year.
During this festive occasion, people will gather for a gotong royong to slice beef, prepare and cook ketupat, lemang, rendang and other traditional dishes.