KANGAR, Dec 6 (Bernama) — Malaysia has big potential to be halal
product manufacturer following the global recognition, especially from
Islamic countries, International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri
Muhyiddin Yassin said on Saturday.
He said the world has recognised Malaysia as an exemplary Islamic
country and the country has the opportunity to market food and non-food
products with confidence.
He was speaking to reporters after attending a marriage ceremony
at the residence of former Kuala Perlis state assemblyman Bakar Saad at
Kuala Perlis here.
Muhyiddin said Malaysia could also offer halal products in the services field such as banking.
“We hope our halal products can penetrate the global market and
the confidence of societies worldwide in internationally certified
halal standards will facilitate this,” he said.
Muhyiddin said the government will always help small and medium
scale entrepreneurs to market their halal products, including providing
guidance and financial support.
“However, entrepreneurs should not depend completely on the
government but also strive hard on their own, including finding new
markets,” he said.
According to Muhyiddin, local entrepreneurs need to ensure that
their products comply with international standards to penetrate the
“We are only a small producer but the demand for halal products
worldwide is huge. We have to compete for the opportunities arising
from the demand,” he said.