Halal industry shaken as certification bodies accuse Indonesia’s MUI official of extortion

A senior official in Indonesia’s top halal certification authority has been accused of extorting money from certification bodies to renew their licences, according to documents seen by Salaam Gateway.

Among these letters, affidavits and email trails, Lukmanul Hakim, head of Majelis Ulema Indonesia (MUI) Assessment Institute for Foods, Drugs And Cosmetics (LPPOM), is said to have “misused/corrupted his position” as LPPOM’s executive director.

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