KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 (Bernama) — The Islamic Development Department
(Jakim) has approved halal certificates for 359 hotels and 453 premises offering
Ramadan buffet this fasting month.
food premises are required to apply for halal certification before they hold the
“Jakim is working closely with the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) and
Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners (MAHO) to create awareness among members
on the importance of halal certification,” he said in a statement today.
Othman said Jakim has also monitored 471 food premises and hotel kitchens,
of which 154 premises were issued warnings to apply for or renew their halal
“Jakim is still monitoring the 154 premises, and should they fail to produce
their application for the certificate by end of July, action will be taken under
the Trade Descriptions Act 2011,” he said.
Othman also advised Muslims to be wise when choosing hotels and food
premises offering Ramadan buffets, and to ensure they are certified by Jakim or
the State Islamic Religious Council to avoid doubts.
Muslims can check the list of halal certified hotels and food premises at