| Rokiah Mahmud |
THE Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) always welcomes any collaborative efforts, whether locally or from abroad, in using the Brunei Halal Certification as part of the efforts in further boosting the country’s economic growth, particularly for Halal-certified export products.
Following the unanimous consent of the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore Islamic Religious Council (MABIMS) for a mutual recognition of each country’s Halal certification, the MoRA is taking the opportunity to assist in economic progress and facilitate cross-border trading.
These comments were made by Minister of Religious Affairs Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman.
He was responding to a question by Legislative Council (LegCo) member Yang Berhormat Nik Hafimi binti Abdul Haadii on the challenges of getting acceptance for the Brunei Halal Certification in neighbouring countries.
On the mutual recognition of Halal certification among MABIMS, the minister said, “A memorandum has been prepared, which has yet to be signed.”