Stupidity thy name is Jakim!
Halal-certified shops can’t display cakes with Merry Christmas greeting, says Jakim
Friday, 25 Dec 2020
PETALING JAYA: There is nothing stopping shops with halal certification from decorating cakes with “Merry Christmas” greetings, says the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim). However, these cakes cannot be put on display at shops with the halal certification.
In a statement issued on Christmas Day, Jakim deputy director-general (Operations) Datuk Abdul Aziz Jusoh said greetings for festivals were allowed on all products if they were not put on display in shops which have the halal certification from Jakim.
“Greetings for festivals are allowed on products which have been certified halal with the logo.
“There is no provision (in the halal certification) which touches on the celebration of any festivals, including Islamic festivals in the Malaysian Halal Certification Procedure Manual (Domestic) 2020.
“The Manual and the Malaysian Halal Management System only apply to the applicants and holders of the Malaysian Halal Certificate,” said Abdul Aziz.
Sibuk dgn Christmas cake! Tapi orang jual daging tak halal tutup mata!!!! Dah 40 tahun!!! Enough said!