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Malaysian Parliament: Laws on 'Halaal' logo to be amended

By Kharleez Zubin

In view of the large scale abuse of the ‘Halaal’ logo by unscrupulous businesses and the absence of regulations to prevent such abuse, laws are being amended to punish the culprits.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Senator Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim, told Parliament that presently, action cannot be taken against companies or individuals who violated the Halaal logo usage.

“Because of the growing demand for Halaal products, many companies and individuals are using Halaal logos unauthorised by Department of Islamic Development (Jakim). However, since Jakim has no enforcement power, the Trade Description Act 1972 under the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry is being amended to haul to court those who abuse the Halaal logo.

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Please be advised that KFC 122 Hullett Street Stanger & KFC The Ridge @ ShallCross has been certified Halaal by the NIHT.

Please be advised that Madibi Foods Cheese Products situated Centurion  has been certified Halaal by the NIHT.


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