Saturday, December 26, 2020

JAKIM has failed miserably, and MUST go

MM Online:

Jakim tightening enforcement, SOP for halal certification for imported goods, says religious affairs deputy minister

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs), Ahmad Marzuk Shaary said Jakim will tighten enforcement for halal certification for imported goods. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

KOTA BARU, Dec 26 — The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) will tighten enforcement and the standard operating procedure (SOP) for halal certification for imported goods including meat brought in by cartels.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs), Ahmad Marzuk Shaary said this was to ensure that everyone, especially Muslims could obtain the supply of halal and clean flood, based on Islamic rulings.

"God willing, with it (meat cartel scandal) being exposed, the government including Jakim will improve the SOP and monitoring for compliance, and if needed, to increase its (Jakim) manpower.”

He said this to reporters after attending the Pengkalan Chepa-level circumcision ceremony at Dewan Pusat Asuhan Tunas Islam, near here, today.

The media had reported the cartel’s evil tactic of smuggling frozen kangaroo and horse meat from certain countries and passing it off as beef by repackaging the meat and using the halal logo before selling it to supermarkets across Malaysia.

Ahmad Marzuk said following this discovery, Jakim would step up collaboration with the relevant agencies including the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry to resolve the issue. — Bernama

There are 2 English sayings for him, (a) Closing the stable doors after the horses have bolted, and (b) ... wakakaka ... I leave this one to my dear readers.

And don't use or misuse the word 'cartel' to shift the blame onto 'outsiders' or foreigners, because Malaysian senior officers of 4 government agencies (responsible for import of so-called 'halal' products) are at the heart of the 'cartel', where 'foreign firms only provided dodgy goods and services.

Insofar as 'halal' goods and services are concerned in Malaysia, we must ask JAKIM for answers, not its kerbau-ish 'tighten enforcement and SOP', the statement in itself admitting the enforcement and SOP hitherto have been shitty.

As JAKIM exists for 23 years, it has been responsible for 23 out of the 40 years many Malaysian Muslims were eating non-halal kangaroo and horse meat, and (as reported) diseased beef. And it worries about icing on a cake from a halal-certified bakery which reads 'Merry Christmas', when it's not even the job of halal-certified shops to promote or defend Islam, but ONLY to ensure its foodstuff, services and processes are halal-certified.


  1. Use DNA tests to determine the origin of the meat. Don't spare the Jakim horses.

    1. how, when for 40 years much had been eaten

    2. Maybe they can develop a machine to track down and suck out the Non-Halal-ness from their bodies.

    3. wakakaka, Monster, you're being naughty

  2. Shopee pungut zakat bagaimana....?

  3. i dun understand what is happening. do msian eat kangaroo n horse meat? if halal mean can eat?

  4. As was said, the problem is to prosecute those key players of the various organizations who have corruptedly allowed this nonsense to take place.

    Where is the MACC? Or will this be another to be swept under the carpet?

    1. the reality of the 40-year old scandal not being exposed with names etc indicates where it is and will be going - probably eff-ing BIG names