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Panel to investigate MJC

A ten member independent panel are planning to meet on Saturday to determine its terms of reference for an...

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A ten member independent panel are planning to meet on Saturday to determine its terms of reference for an investigation into the Muslim Judicial Council’s (MJC) halaal department.

Comprising of academics, lawyers and businessmen, the group was assembled to scrutinise the MJC halaal certification processes.

The certification body has been widely criticised after it was linked to Orion Cold Storage, a meat distributor accused of relabeling pork as halaal.

The company has denied the allegations, and the MJC have also insisted its practices are above board.

Lawyer Noor Kapdi said the Muslim community has lost trust in the certification process.

“I think the ultimate test of success of failure would not be the result of the panel’s activity or rather whether the MJC would follow any recommendation.”

He said the panel had the full cooperation of the MJC.

“It is now about critically and comprehensively assessing the structure operations of the MJC.”

Kapdi said the MJC has agreed that it would accept the panel's recommendations.

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