Muslims are increasingly able to comfortably consume in non-Muslim societies, thanks to clever start-ups by innovative individuals.
The development of halal-related products and services is being encouraged in Penang. According to Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim, the state exco in charge of Islamic religious affairs, domestic trade and consumer affairs, “there are already many technological innovations and resources that are useful to the halal industry, and the state government is looking at how to coordinate and synergise all the people and initiatives involved,” he says.
Abdul Malik, who is also the chairman of the Penang International Halal Hub (PIHH), cites Zilzar as a good example of technological innovation in the halal industry.
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