SHAH ALAM, Jan 15 (Bernama) — The Selangor government
has issued a directive that only hotels which have the halal logo
certificate by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) or the
Malaysian Islamic Development Department (JAKIM) can be used as venues
for state government programmes.
JAIS director Mohammed Khusrin Munawi, in a statement issued here
on Thursday said the reason being that the hotels concerned met the
criteria on food preparation for Muslims, as well as on cleanliness.
He said 10 hotels in Selangor had been issued the halal logo certificate.
They included Concorde Hotel, Grand Bluewave Hotel and Intekma
Resort and Convention centre in Shah Alam; Singgahsana Hotel, Armada
Hotel and Hilton Hotel in Petaling Jaya; Crystal Crown in Pandamaran,
Palma Garden IOI Resort in Puchong, Seri Malaysia Hotel in Bagan Lalang
and Empress Hotel in Sepang, he added.