Silver-linings, Huawei users: Yes, your phone next update might not have Google, Gmail and YouTube app capabilities, but things are looking up for you at an SS2 restaurant right here in sunny, funny Malaysia.
Toast & Roast, a Chinese restaurant run by a husband and wife team, announced today that diners who are Huawei users can enjoy a 20% discount on their bill, applicable only between May 27 to May 29 (always read the fine print, kids!) on their social media pages.
They captioned their post: “Show your Huawei power.”
The Thailand-born co-owner, and her Malaysian husband are taking a stand, telling Malay Mail that it was unfair for the US government to inconvenience consumers in their ongoing trade war.
“It’s not fair on consumers, because consumers should always have a choice,” she said.
Adding that the house specialties were char siew (barbecued pork), roast pork, Hakka noodles, and wantan mee, she went on to say that consumers were responding positively to their new marketing ploy.
“Our marketing strategy is to link our posts to what’s in the news.”
Damn gurl, can’t wait for whatever special you run when we finally catch that slippery, cherubic, fugitive financier, Jho Low. We’re vibing pork buns, but we’ll let you do the creating.
This week, US president, Donald Trump announced that strict sanctions against Huawei were to be imposed, sending a shock throughout the tech world. The biggest side-effect being Google’s announcement to revoke the Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s Android license, though the ruling will not affect current device owners.
Other firms have followed suit in severing ties with Huawei including Panasonic, Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom and Xilinx.
Many international leaders believe there are security risks associated with using Huawei’s products, specifically, its 5G mobile networks which the US claims the Chinese government could use for surveillance.
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