MAPIM CALLS FOR ACTION AGAINST HOTELS OFFERING BREAK-FAST BUFFETS WITHOUT HALAL LOGO

16 Jul 2013 07:54

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 Julai (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organisation (Mapim) is urging the government to take stern action against hotels offering break-fast buffets without valid 'halal' logos.

Its president, Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid said a check by Mapim revealed that many hotels were offering such buffets and only a handful had the halal certificates, thus showing that awareness among Muslims on the matter was still low. He drew attention to the Jakim (Isamic Development Department) website that listed only 292 hotels and resorts that had the halal certificate compared with 2,445 hotels registered with the Tourism and Culture Ministry. "We regret that there are hotel operators who exploit the Muslims breaking fast during the Ramadan month at hotels which do not comply with the halal regulation in terms of the food," he said at a media conference, here today.

-- BERNAMA

MFMS MAMY MAM AO