Halal Guidebooks Published For
– Australian and Canadian manufacturers have indicated an interest
in using in the sukaruite’s halal accreditation said acting director
from agriculture department, during the signing of a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) between the State Mufti’s Office and the
Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) on the publication
of two books about Brunei’s Premium Halal Brand yesterday.
Acting Director of Agriculture
Department, Hajah Normah Suria Hayati PJDSM Dato Seri Utama (Dr)
Haji Mohd Jamil Al-Sufri told The Brunei Times, with the interests
shown, the distribution of books during the International Halal
Products Expo later this year.
In her opening speech during the
signing, the acting director said the initiative by MIPR to elevate
the local halal industry is aligned with the cooperation between the
ministry and the state Mufti’s office, as a platform to refer to the
hukum (rules or laws) and fatwa (religious edict)-related to halal
As an Islamic country, the strength
of the country lies in its strong Islamic teachings and
This niche advantage can be
capitalised upon to allow the sultanate to compete in the
international market – an industry valued at US$600 billion.
She said; through this cooperation
with the State Mufti’s Office, other cooperation in various fields,
can further add strength or advantages for the country.
The State Mufti’s Office
Administration Director, Dato Paduka Ahmad Bukhari PSRK Haji Abu
Hanifah also noted that the landmark event could encourage more
The ceremony yesterday was geared
towards the production of two books covering issues on halal
products, compiled from the collection of the State Mufti’s fatwa
from 1994 to 2006, as well as a book on animal slaughtering and meat
management, which is a collection of fatwa from the former Mufti,
the late Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Seri Utama Dr Haji Ismail
Omar Abdul Aziz as well as those from the current State mufti,,
Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Abdul Aziz Juned
from the period of 1962 to 1999.