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Trade Description Act To Be Amended For ‘More Bite’

News From : DagangHalal.com (02 Sep 2010)

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2 – The Trade Description Act 1972 will be amended to give it “more bite” against traders who use fake halal logos, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.

He said that he would be tabling the motion on the matter at the next sitting of the Dewan Rakyat.

He said this in commenting on the raid by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) at a shopping complex here yesterday where it was found a number of stalls at its food centre were using fake halal logos.

Earlier, he had presented Aidilfitri aid to 380 needy people at City Hall’s Tow Depot here today.

Jamil Khir also said a halal hub laboratory had been earmarked in Nilai which would be managed by Jakim and the funding for it would come under the 10th Malaysia Plan.

– Bernama

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