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Sheriff on Jakim

JAKIM has two sources of funding: Federal budget allocation (about Rm 1 billion annually) and the fees collected from its halal certification function.

JAKIM was annoyed when we asked about the Trustee Account in which it keeps the income from the halal certification fees.

We simply wanted to know whether it is monitored by the Accountant General and audited by the Auditor General. We were told that JAKIM got special permission from the Treasury to administer the Trustee Acct independently of the Treasury whereas by normal practice, all trustee accounts should be kept in the Treasury.

The Parliamentary Audit Committee should call for a report on the JAKIM Trustee Account. It should be noted JAKIM is a government dept in the PM’s Dept.

Therefore it must set a good example by practicing the good governance principles of accountability and transparency. This a better way of projecting a good impression of Islam.

~ Sheriff

 

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Am Ghazali
Am Ghazali
3 months ago

Fees collected from issuing Halal Certificates, not allowed to be scrutinized by Treasury, not subject to external audit, my oh my, JAKIM is almost similar… Read more »

Alan Hong
Alan Hong
3 months ago

Will be full of worms when the can lid is pry opened. Billions of tax payers monies will be discovered gone & missing.

Shaun
Shaun
3 months ago

Islam can NEVER make a good impression when it is so full of intolerance for other religions, narrow-minded teachings and petty grievances. No religion can… Read more »

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