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Issuance of halal certificates only restricted to Jakim, State Islamic Religious Dept, minister says

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Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom says the issuance of halal certificates to the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) and the State Islamic Religious Department. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 ― The enforcement of the Trade Descriptions Act 2011 has managed to curb the issuance of fake halal certificates to zero, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said the Act which replaced the Trade Descriptions Act 1972 restricted authority in the issuance of halal certificates to the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) and the State Islamic Religious Department.

“Previously through the Trade Descriptions Act 1972, anyone could issue the certificate. Any private organisation and company could also issue certificates when they registered halal-related companies,” he said in response to an additional question from Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff (PAS-Rantau Pan

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The Malay Mail Online

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