SEDC Sarawak treats halal certification seriously — chairman

Abdul Hadi (third from left) receiving the Halal certificate from Ustaz Khalidi Ibrahim of Sarawak Islamic Department during a brief handing-over ceremony at Grand Margherita Hotel.

KUCHING, Jan 28: Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) has always complied with halal certification procedures in its chain of hotels.

Its chairman, Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Husain, said SEDC Sarawak always secured its halal certification from Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) through Jabatan Agama Islam Sarawak (Jais) in order to “serve our Muslim customers in meeting their religious compliance.”

This also covers the wide range of goods and services available at its hotels, he said at the handing-over of a Halal certificate at Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching.

Present at the brief ceremony were Sarawak Islamic Council president Datu Misnu Taha, Assistant Minister of Rural Electricity Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi, state mufti Datu Kipli Yaasin, SEDC Sarawak general manager Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir and deputy general managers Rakayah Hamda and Edwin Abit.

According to Abdul Aziz, SEDC Sarawak observed strict procedures in procuring food from its list of vendors and suppliers, in compliance with the procedures laid out by Jakim and Jais.

He added that the halal certification was also for everyone because it is the ultimate stamp of purity and assurance on the quality of products, which are derived from reliable sources and the processes they had gone through.

“Getting halal-certified foods can be viewed as consuming wholesome and healthy products that bring benefits to our physical and spiritual well-being,” he shared. — DayakDaily