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Islam in Malaysia

Malaysia’s halal export value may hit RM50b mark this year: HDC

Malaysia’s halal exports may hit RM50 billion mark this year, earlier than 2020 target on stronger demand, unfazed by the global trade slowdown, Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) said.
 
This will be at least 11 per cent growth from last year’s RM45 billion, higher than 2.6 per cent growth from 2016 to 2017 and Malaysian Islamic Development Department’s (Jakim) year-end growth target of 10 per cent.
 
The export value currently stood at RM20 billion this year.
 
 

Selangor to table bill to up marriage age for Muslim women

The Selangor government will table a bill to amend the marriage age for Muslim women during the state legislative assembly sitting which will commence next month.
 
Selangor Speaker Ng Suee Lim said it would be done during the sitting of the 14th state legislative assembly which is scheduled to be officiated on Sept 3. The sitting will begin the next day and expected to end on Sept 7.
 
 

Malaysia set to become global halal hub by 2020

Source : TheMalayMailOnline / 03 Sep 2014

Malaysia is in a strong position to become the global halal hub in 2020 with almost 4,500 companies having the halal certification in the country as of March this year. Sabah’s Assistant Industrial Development Minister Datuk Bolkiah Ismail said the figure was a 35.5 per cent increase over the 3,319 companies during the same period last year.

 

‘Malaysia Airlines should allow hijab for Muslim stewardesses’

Source : The Star / 29 Aug 2014

Muslim female flight attendants working with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) should be given the option to wear the hijab, suggested Umno Youth.

“Those who wish to cover their aurat should be allowed to do so,” said the movement’s head Khairy Jamaluddin while chairing an Umno Youth exco meeting yesterday.

 

Malaka - the jewel of Malaysia

Source : World Bulletin / 26 Aug 2014

Composed of thousands islands and a multicultural society, Malaysia is a wonderful hotspot for travelers who are seeking history, natural beauty and a mixture of different cultures.

 

Understanding the "Allah" Controversy

By : Dr. Mohd. Zaidi bin Ismail | The Star | 23 Jun 2014

By now, Malaysians are generally aware that there have been disputes between the Muslims and the Christians from among them pertaining to the use of the key term "Allah" by the latter.

Unfortunately however, it seems that of the whole controversy most Malaysians can be sure only of that much.

The rest, judging from the many viewpoints and contentions raised thus far, seems convoluted and confused to them.

 

Mexico Seeks Malaysia’s Expertise To Develop Halal Industry

Source : Halal-Focus / 19 May 2014

Mexico is seeking Malaysia’s expertise to develop its halal industry to become a regional halal hub given the huge potential of the global halal industry, said Mexico’s ambassador to Malaysia Carlos Felix Corona.

 

Malaysia: Halal Vaccines to be available in 3 years

Source : Halal Focus / 10 Apr 2014

A Saudi corporation has invested $100 million in the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) in Malaysia to produce halal vaccines for meningitis, hepatitis and meningococcal disease in three years.

 

Malaysia tops ‘halal holiday’ destinations for Muslims

Source : AFP / 18 Feb 2014

Malaysia is the world's friendliest destination for Muslim travelers, according to a survey released Tuesday, but Japan has shown most improvement as it ramps up efforts to cash in on a growing market.

Malaysia was followed by the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia in this year's rankings for "halal" friendly holiday destinations released by Singapore-based Muslim travel specialist Crescentrating.

 

Malaysia moves to maintain Halal edge

Source : Eat-halal / 10 Feb 2014

The halal industry in Malaysia is fast becoming a magnet for international investment, as major players move to acquire a share of a growing global market. Malaysia is carving a niche as a key producer and exporter of halal products. However, with regional competition growing, its domestic players have been urged to seek out new opportunities beyond their borders, in line with a national drive to boost growth and transform the industry into a pillar of the local economy. 

 
 

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