Halal—A Promising Industry for Penang that Needs Some Strategic Pushing

By Dr. Rahida Aini

January 2024 FEATURE
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HALAL, AN ARABIC term meaning “permissible” or “lawful”, encompasses various aspects of Muslim life, including food, safety, animal welfare, social justice and the environment. In countries with a significant Muslim population, like Malaysia, the halal status of food and consumable products is of utmost importance. Muslims prioritise products aligned with their religious practices, emphasising cleanliness, purity and quality. They also rely on valid certification from recognised authorities to ensure the products they purchase and consume meet halal standards.Malaysia has been...

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Dr. Rahida Aini

works as a Publication Officer at Penang Institute. She enjoys writing and strolling along Straits Quay, appreciating the beauty of Mother Earth.