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Najib’s Visit to Kazakhstan Strengthens Ties, Renews Interest On Malaysia

| 07/06/2011 | Reply
Najib’s Visit to Kazakhstan Strengthens Ties, Renews Interest On Malaysia

During a joint press conference yesterday, President Nazarbayev was full of praise for Najib and Malaysia and Malaysia’s contributions towards improving the economy of not just Muslims but also for the world at large especially developing countries and members of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC).

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Australia: Uniform Halal regulations key to live exports

| 07/06/2011 | Reply
Australia: Uniform Halal regulations key to live exports

AUSTRALIA should pressure its Islamic neighbours to end cruelty in the live cattle trade, a Territory Senator said yesterday. “We need a uniform interpretation of Islamic law across the region which takes account of basic animal welfare standards and modern technology.”

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Philippines: Goals for Halal industry outlined

| 07/06/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Goals for Halal industry outlined

NCMF Secretary/CEO Lucman spoke before stakeholders at an International Halal Assurance Seminar (IHAS) held Friday and Saturday at a Makati Hotel, where she minced no words in citing the importance of the role of government in putting to order the local Halal industry.

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Bankers, regulators meet to put Islamic finance back on map

| 06/06/2011 | Reply
Bankers, regulators meet to put Islamic finance back on map

Top Islamic banking officials will meet in Singapore this week to discuss ways to revive an industry which has stalled as interest in new markets cool and legal uncertainties cloud the role of sukuk as funding tools.

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Malaysia: HDC’s Halal Executive Programme Sees 65 New Competent Halal Executives

| 05/06/2011 | 1 Reply
Malaysia: HDC’s Halal Executive Programme Sees 65 New Competent Halal Executives

The Halal Executive Programme (HEP) involved fulltime three-month theory classes, three-month industry attachment assignments and an examination.

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Halal Hotels Cater to Muslim Tourists

| 03/06/2011 | Reply
Halal Hotels Cater to Muslim Tourists

In a bid to lure Muslim tourists, hotels across the Middle East are replacing traditional Western signs of luxury with others carrying Arab and Muslim touches. About 88 percent of Arab travelers said they would like to stay in an Islamic hotel during their holiday travel.

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Malaysia: AYS Sees Rising Demand For Halal Frozen Ready-To-Eat Meals

| 02/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: AYS Sees Rising Demand For Halal Frozen Ready-To-Eat Meals

A recent MOU signing allows Zion Alliance and its business partner, VGP Group of Companies, to distribute AYS’s Sri Kulai microwaveable halal frozen ready-to-eat Malaysian meals throughout their network in India.

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Malaysia: HDC Enter Into Strategic Partnership To Formulate Halal Laboratory Standards

| 02/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Enter Into Strategic Partnership To Formulate Halal Laboratory Standards

TPM Biotech Sdn Bhd (TPMB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Technology Park Malaysia Corporation Sdn Bhd has entered into a strategic partnership with the Halal Industry Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (HDC), to formulate the Halal Laboratory Standard and also a key halal development programme.

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Australia: Butchers treat halal beef ‘with respect’

| 02/06/2011 | Reply
Australia: Butchers treat halal beef ‘with respect’

Local beef processers and halal butchers in Australia have hit out at the brutal treatment of cattle in Indonesian abattoirs as horrific, saying it went against Muslim beliefs.

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Anuga will be Oct. 8-12 in Cologne, Germany

| 02/06/2011 | Reply
Anuga will be Oct. 8-12 in Cologne, Germany

Anuga is a global food and beverage fair held every two years in the Koelnmesse Convention Center, Cologne, Germany. Anuga’s unique concept of featuring 10 specialized trade show segments in one location has been highly successful in matching exhibitors with their right target audience.

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Malaysia: HDC to provide halal programme for int’l universities

| 31/05/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to provide halal programme for int’l universities

Halal Development Council (HDC) will be collaborating with international universities, namely Wellington University, New Zealand and University of Maryland to provide halal executive training programme.

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Russia: Sheikh Saleh Kamel announces plan to invest $2m in Tatarstan

| 31/05/2011 | Reply
Russia: Sheikh Saleh Kamel announces plan to invest $2m in Tatarstan

During the meeting with Linar Yakupov, the Chairman of Small and Medium-size Enterprises Development Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan Russian side presented a number of investment agriculture, construction and Halal industry development projects.

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Thailand welcomes Middle East visitors for Ramadan

| 30/05/2011 | Reply
Thailand welcomes Middle East visitors for Ramadan

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in collaboration with Thai hotels and travel industry partners, is set to entice Middle Eastern travellers to Thailand with a ‘home away from home’ experience this summer by way of special “Ramadan Packages” and related activities during the Holy Month.

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Turkey: Developing-8 to have a stronger voice in upcoming 5 years

| 29/05/2011 | Reply
Turkey: Developing-8 to have a stronger voice in upcoming 5 years

Sunday’s Zaman met with D-8 Secretary-General Widi Pratikto to discuss current developments in global markets and the organization’s future prospects along with such issues as Islamic financing and halal food markets.

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Opinion: Dubai’s skyscrapers, stained by the blood of migrant workers

| 28/05/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Dubai’s skyscrapers, stained by the blood of migrant workers

Dubai seems to be a place where the worst of western capitalism and Gulf Arab racism meet in a horrible vortex. The Indian consulate in Dubai has revealed that at least two Indian expats commit suicide each week. There is something deeply sinister about Dubai luxury.

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UK: London’s Edgware Road is a crossroads of East and West

| 28/05/2011 | Reply
UK: London’s Edgware Road is a crossroads of East and West

This is the time of year when Edgware bursts into activity as visitors from the Gulf migrate to the fashionable London district to escape the summer heat. Edgware Road’s microculture hints at an intriguing global multicultural future for the Arab and Muslim worlds.

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Iran Vows to Unplug Internet

| 28/05/2011 | Reply
Iran Vows to Unplug Internet

Iran is taking steps toward an aggressive new form of censorship: a so-called national Internet that could, in effect, disconnect Iranian cyberspace from the rest of the world.

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Malaysia: SMEs to access the global market

| 28/05/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: SMEs to access the global market

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia have been advised by the CEO of HDC to tap into the enormous potential offered by the multi-billion dollar global halal industry by getting a halal certification.

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Pakistan: PSQCA testing rates world’s lowest

| 26/05/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: PSQCA testing rates world’s lowest

Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority’s (PSQCA) testing rates are among the lowest compared to other world standard certification agencies. The Authority established Halal food standards in 2 years with the help of 14 members.

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Saudi Arabia: SFDA to monitor food imports from May 25

| 25/05/2011 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: SFDA to monitor food imports from May 25

JEDDAH: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) will take over next month the monitoring of imported foodstuffs from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Mohamad bin Ahmed Alkanhal, executive president of the authority, announced yesterday.

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