Hornbill Unleashed

September 27, 2016

Muslim group defends need for second halal logo

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:01 PM

ikiam-jakim-halalA Muslim NGO defended the need for a second halal logo, stressing it was to cater to Muslims who were still doubtful about the products they purchased.

Malaysian Institute of International Islamic Cooperation (Ikiam) Chairman Zahidi Zainul Abidin said the introduction of the second logo was because some Muslims were skeptical over products already certified “halal”, hence the second logo would allay such fears.

Zahidi, who is Padang Besar (Perlis) Umno division chief, is also the chairman of the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) which announced last Saturday that it was partnering Ikiam in launching a new halal logo for companies that were owned by Muslims.

The announcement generated a lot of controversy with even Muslim groups and religious leaders criticising the move.

Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM), a Muslim consumer group, and Pahang Mufti Abdul Rahman Osman both felt that the idea for a second logo would not only be confusing, but was an attempt to make a profit via religion.

The second halal logo, it was reported was also meant to clear the air over the veracity of halal products because some companies had allegedly been flouting the halal rules after getting the certification from the Department of Islamic Development (Jakim).

Zahidi denied the move would negate the role of Jakim in terms of administrating Islam in the country.

“It is only meant to differentiate between ‘halal’ products by Muslims and non-Muslims,” he said.

The idea itself drew scorn from many quarters, including prominent lawyer-activist, Azhar Harun who wondered whether the idea for a separate halal logo was another way of helping small Malay cottage industries or just another gimmick.

Ikiam was set up in 2004 to increase cooperation among Muslim NGOs worldwide. Former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is its patron.

Aedi Asri@FMT Reporters Online


  1. Are these hypocrites and corrupted bigots only fuking halal pussies ?

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — September 28, 2016 @ 5:01 PM | Reply

    • Pig’s pussy is the best and most enjoyable pussy you can ever get … sorry, it is not halal

      Comment by Tigeryk — September 28, 2016 @ 5:06 PM | Reply

  2. Possibly Risda is producing halal condoms made with Malaysian natural rubber!

    Comment by Richie — September 28, 2016 @ 4:40 PM | Reply

  3. So now this guy is going to stamp the latex from his rubber plantation with the halal logo and the kang kong from their garden as well?

    Halal and non halal kang kong sold in the market soon….

    Comment by Brian — September 28, 2016 @ 11:14 AM | Reply

    • Jamal Yunus Ikan Bakar already got endorsement from Ikiam?

      Comment by munah — September 28, 2016 @ 11:28 AM | Reply

    • Natural rubber now has little value, so Risda is trying out halal certification venture?

      Comment by Richie — September 28, 2016 @ 4:07 PM | Reply

  4. Muslims were still doubtful about the products they purchased, or are they doubtful about JAKIM?

    Comment by Richie — September 28, 2016 @ 8:56 AM | Reply

    • Jakim should respond now that its certification is cast in doubt.

      Comment by munah — September 28, 2016 @ 11:27 AM | Reply

  5. How about a third and a fourth and so on and on … bodoh

    Comment by Tigeryk — September 28, 2016 @ 5:12 AM | Reply

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