KUALA LUMPUR. Turkey has complimented the efforts
taken by the Malaysian government to promote halal standards, its
Deputy Undersecretary for Foreign Trade, Omer Faruk Dogan said Friday.
He said the issue had become more and more important to the Muslims
and that it could be another key to establishing stronger relations
among the Muslim population.
He was speaking to reporters after presenting a trade briefing at
the Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) 2008 here today.
Malaysia’s halal standards, set by the Department of Islamic
Development Malaysia (JAKIM) previously is recognised globally. The
halal certification in Malaysia is now conducted by Halal Development
Malaysia’s contribution to the formulation of uniform halal
standards is seen as crucial and timely as some 17 standards are being
used globally for the halal industry.