Malaysian Group To Petition Against Supermarkets, Retail Outlets

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Jan (Bernama) — The Malaysian
Association for Community Development Volunteers (Macom) has launched a
signature campaign to urge supermarkets and retail outlets to segregate
halal items from non-halal ones.

Its president, Norizan Sharif said the association hoped to
collect at least 20,000 signatures in six months’ time for the online
petition to urge the government to force supermarkets and retail
outlets to segregate both types of products.

He said Macom had received complaints from consumers, who were not
happy with certain supermarkets for offering both types of products in
the same section.

“The online petition will be handed to the prime minister,
menteris besar, mayors and local authorities,” he said in a statement