PETALING JAYA, Jan 22
(Bernama) — Malaysia has the potential to be a major producer of halal
vaccines in the world, Deputy Minister of International Trade and
Industry, Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said.
He said the development of the vaccines can help improve public health in Muslim countries.
“Currently, the majority of halal vaccines are produced and consumed in non-Muslim countries.Yet, the reception is tremendous.
“So, if the vaccines can be produced domestically, I am certain, we can meet demand for the product in Asia,” Mukhriz added.
He was speaking to reporters after launching Frontier
International’s, “Angkasa” series of Healthcare and Personal Products
and it’s flagship store, in Malaysia here, on Friday.
He also stated that through the ministry, entrepreneurs
undertaking this type of business, were being encouraged with a lot of
incentives, loans and grants.