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Integrated Halal Plant to Open in Kuala Lumpur

by 5m Editor
7 September 2010, at 9:00a.m.

MALAYSIA - An integrated halal chicken abattoir will be built in the near future for easier monitoring of the slaughtering process by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim), thus ensuring the halal status of the poultry.

Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said the project, which would be privatised, could not be implemented earlier due to allocation problem, reports Bernama.

"The privatisation of the project is the best move as it will offer more room for the experts to manage it themselves," he told reporters after attending a 'Khatam Al-Quran Perdana' (completion of Quran reading) event at the Saidina Abu Bakar Mosque in Bangsar. He said a suitable site in Selayang had been identified for the project but the land acquisition process would probably take some time.

On the issue of halal meat and pork being sold under one roof at the Chow Kit Market, he said Kuala Lumpur City Hall would be asked to take immediate action to separate the selling areas.