Category: Asia

Opinion: Thriving Halal hotels in Malaysia lack standardization

| 28/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Thriving Halal hotels in Malaysia lack standardization

Zainol Abidin, also a board chairman of one of the Malaysian Halal hotels, said there is growing demand for Halal hotels in Malaysia but that there are no rules regulating this booming industry.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s banks on Jordan for more Mideast deals

| 26/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s banks on Jordan for more Mideast deals

The project was initiated four years ago when King Abdullah visited Malaysia to discuss the possibility of a Malaysian company producing halal ration packs for the United Nations peacekeeping forces and the regional military.

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Australia: Beef exporters face Halal certification hike

| 24/04/2013 | Reply
Australia: Beef exporters face Halal certification hike

Issues surrounding halal certification and pre-slaughter stunning have underlined the ongoing challenges beef and cattle exporters continue to face in Indonesia. MUI has delisted key Halal certifier, Australian Halal Food Services AHFS.

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Korea open to Brunei halal certification

| 20/04/2013 | Reply
Korea open to Brunei halal certification

KOREAN promotion agencies are open to using Brunei’s halal certification system as it will help increase awareness about halal in the east Asian country and allow the export of their food products to the Middle East.

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Malaysia: CP eyes Halal market with Malaysia Hub

| 17/04/2013 | 3 Replies
Malaysia:  CP eyes Halal market with Malaysia Hub

Charoen Pokphand Holdings (M), the Malaysia-based unit of the Thai agricultural giant, plans to use Malaysia as its export hub for halal food and boost revenue from its food business to 50% within five years.

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Chinese Buyers Top IBM Sales At MIHAS 2013

| 17/04/2013 | Reply
Chinese Buyers Top IBM Sales At MIHAS 2013

MIHAS 2013, themed ‘A Decade of Excellence’ attracted 353 buyers from 53 countries, with a total of 4,020 meetings organised between foreign buyers and 391 Malaysian companies.

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Opinion: Halal travel, Japanese- style

| 16/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Halal travel, Japanese- style

Japan wants Malaysian Muslim tourists, but how much are travellers willing to bend for a halal experience?

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Malaysia: Online booking site launches ‘Halal’ hotel search option

| 14/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Online booking site launches ‘Halal’ hotel search option

Various Muslim travel sites have launched booking options that aim to help Muslim travellers find “halal-friendly” accommodations. They assist them by listing the options available for Muslims like prayer rooms, alcohol free, prayer rugs, etc.

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Pakistan: Halal products granted trade body licence

| 14/04/2013 | Reply
Pakistan:  Halal products granted trade body licence

HAP is the ‘1st’ and only trade association in Pakistan that is officially registered and authorized to represent the Pakistani Halal products & Services sectors, and find solutions to the existing issues for promotion of Halal trade.

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Thailand, Brunei team up in food

| 13/04/2013 | Reply
Thailand, Brunei team up in food

Thailand and Brunei will foster cooperation on agriculture with a focus on food and halal products. The collaboration is in line with Brunei’s long-term development plan launched in 2008.

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Pakistan: Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University Sign Agreement

| 12/04/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University Sign Agreement

Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University will work together for the development of Halal Industry. Halal Research Council has started an 8-month Post Graduate Diploma to provide trainings on Halal industry internationally.

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Malaysia: Nestle’s new plant to boost competitive edge

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Nestle’s new plant to boost competitive edge

Nestle Malaysia is the centre of halal expertise in the world, exporting to 50 countries because Malaysia’s Halal certification by Jakim is recognised around the globe. Nestle sees Malaysia as a manufacturing hub.

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Malaysia: Strengthening the Halal brand through innovation

| 09/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Strengthening the Halal brand through innovation

Innovation and a strict adaptation of the Islamic philosophy are the barometers that can determine how genuine a halal hub is, says Prof Pervaiz K Ahmad of the Monash University.

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China: Brunei, China to explore Halal food industry ventures

| 06/04/2013 | Reply
China: Brunei, China to explore Halal food industry ventures

The leaders encouraged enterprises of both China and Brunei to cooperate in developing ventures in the Halal food industry and fisheries industry and the international market.

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Brunei: Rainforest wealth can help tap global halal market

| 06/04/2013 | Reply
Brunei: Rainforest wealth can help tap global halal market

BRUNEI can tap into the microbial wealth of its rainforests to become a major player in the global halal market, said a senior official from the Ministry of Primary Industry and Resources (MIPR).

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Malaysia ‘on track’ to fully develop halal industry valued at RM7.2b

| 05/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia ‘on track’ to fully develop halal industry valued at RM7.2b

Minister for International Trade and Industry (MITI) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the government will push the momentum with focus on pharmaceuticals and Islamic banking.

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Stronger elected government needed to accelerate Malaysia to the next level

| 05/04/2013 | Reply
Stronger elected government needed to accelerate Malaysia to the next level

Mohd Shukri Abdullah, on the sidelines of the World Halal Week Kuala Lumpur 2013, said, “We hope that the administration will continue looking into the Halal area and emphasise more on trading.”

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Malaysia: Halal seen as ‘key ingredient’ to business success

| 05/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal seen as ‘key ingredient’ to business success

The use of the halal concept can enhance business efficiencies and act as a key ingredient to the successes of local and foreign businessmen, speakers at a World Halal Week conference concurred yesterday.

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Opinion: Halal is not just what you eat

| 04/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Halal is not just what you eat

World Halal Week is Malaysia’s flagship event to lead the halal industry and stakes out the country’s ground in a growing and competitive sector.

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Malaysia: Miti expects RM500mil sales at incoming buying mission

| 04/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Miti expects RM500mil sales at incoming buying mission

“Sales so far stands at RM411mil. Today is the second day and we are yet to tally the second day numbers. We expect good figures,” he said after launching the four-day World Halal Week 2013.

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