Indonesia: PKS Rejects MUI’s Involvement in Halal Certification

| 16/04/2012 | 2 Replies

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) has rejected the Indonesian Ulemas Council’s (MUI) proposal to be involved in halal product certification. PKS politician Ledia Hanifa said it was not appropriate for a halal product regulators to be involved in the certification process.

“We don’t want an institution to produce the rule and execute it as well,” Ledia told Tempo yesterday.

The MUI argues that is should be involved in guaranteeing the suitability of halal products in the Halal Product Guarantee Draft. According to MUI chief in charge of fatwas (religious edict) Ma’ruf Amin, halal labeling is a written fatwa. The MUI, he said, should be involved in the assessment process, from the initial audit stage until the fatwa issuance.

ANANDA BADUDU | RAFIKA AULIA

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Category: Asia, Halal Integrity, Indonesia, Shariah Issues

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  1. The first Halal Certification Body in Bangladesh, which is an independent organization incorporated under the Companies Act (Act XVIII of 1994),Ministry of Commerce,Govt. of Bangladesh in the year 2011. Halal Bangladesh Services is member of IHI Alliance, and affiliated with almost all Halal Certifying Bodies,Forums, Associations, and Congress of all major countries of the world.
    Alhamdu Lillah,we have so far issued Halal Certificates to the Traders, Manufacturers, Abattoir,Exporters, Food & Beverage Establishments,etc.

    Please visit our webpage: http://www.halalbangladesh.org for more details.

    “And eat what Allah has provided lawful and pure, And fear Allah in whom you believe” (Qu’ran-5:88).

  2. Mohamed El-Mouelhy says:

    Lidia Hanifa should be applauded for her stand. This is the only way to stop the corruption in MUi Halal certification department

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