It’s halal, say religious leaders after debate over food donated by non-Muslims to flood victims
Former minister says there's nothing wrong with Muslims eating food prepared by non-Muslims, while a state mufti says it is allowed when there's no other option.
Company, executives charged with violating customs law in meat cartel case
The same company and executives were previously charged with possessing and distributing unauthorised frozen products and using false halal logos.
Ready with 3 million doses of Chinese vaccine, Indonesia waits for halal ruling
Controversy over whether vaccines conform to Islamic rules has hindered public health responses in Indonesia before.
2 inspection and quarantine services officers detained over meat cartel scandal
They are suspected of involvement in the smuggling of frozen non-halal raw meat from banned source countries.
Meat supplying company, directors charged with using uncertified halal logo
The directors, husband and wife Rahman Sheikh Abdullah and Raihanah Kasim, claimed trial to the charges.
Ex-DG of govt’s Islamic think tank says ‘unreformed’ Jakim has strayed from halal objective
Syed Ali Tawfik Al-Attas says the rule contradicts a fatwa issued by the current religious minister that Muslims should extend Christmas greetings.
Govt mulling RCI on meat cartel
Minister Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri assures that immediate action will be taken within Jakim's jurisdiction.
‘Merry Christmas’, just the icing on Jakim’s cake
But the problem did not start with the present government, nor did it end under the leadership of those who preached reforms.
Christmas wishes allowed but not for display on halal-certified premises, products, says Jakim
The government's halal authority says there is no specific prohibition on the use of greetings for non-Muslim celebrations.
Halal poser over ‘Merry Christmas’ greeting on cake
The bakery which had applied for halal certification apologised for being unable to write the Christmas greeting on a cake, which was instead sent with the message 'Happy Holidays'.
UAE goes kosher to welcome Israeli tourists
Israeli and Emirati delegations are set to meet in the coming weeks to establish bilateral agreements on a range of issues.