Malaysia: M’sian firm to ink MoU on halal network with Sudan, China, Indonesia

KHARTOUM, Sudan: Malaysian investment firm Pembangunan Buku Hijau Holdings Sdn Bhd is set to sign a memorandum of understanding today with Indonesia’s biggest Islamic organisation Nahdlatul Ulama, China’s NingXia province and the Sudan Halal Development Authority.

Chief executive officer Dr Abdul Rashid Tang Abdullah told Bernama here yesterday the MoU’s main aim was to ensure adequate supply of halal food through the Global Halalan Toyyiban Supply Chain (GHTSCP).

The GHTSCP scheme is the world’s first initiative to ensure halal products are not contaminated in the production and distribution chain through a certification system based on the MS2400:2010 Standard.

Abdul Rashid said the GHTSCP secretariat comprising bodies like the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia would provide consultancy and technical training to the countries or communities involved.

“The four countries will be able to conduct cross-border barter trade and at the same time help strengthen the economy of Muslims in their respective country,” he said.

The company will also sign a collaboration agreement with Al-Gazira and White Nile states on the development of a Halalan Toyyiban hub and export facilitation witnessed by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the Malaysia-Sudan Trade and Investment Forum to be held here on November 1 to 5. — Bernama