Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Senator Major-General (B) Dato’ Jamil Khir Baharom said the move was timely as it aligned with the country’s vision to become the world leader in halal analysis and halal products authentication.
Earlier on, Deputy Vice Chacellor of UPM (Research and Innovation), Prof. Dato’ Dr. Abu Bakar Salleh said the symposium also placed centre-stage the academic experts as well as industries that are involved with halal services.
In addition, Director of Halal Products and Research Institute, Prof. Dr. Yaakob Che Man said the symposium is regarded as a working strategic plan as well as an international economic collaboration from the initiatives of country leaders such as Indonesia, Malaysia dan Thailand (IMT).
“The symposium is aimed to fulfill the economy and integration of ASEAN countries in increasing investments and trade through the boost-up of halal products export around the world,” he said.
He also mentioned that the 123 participants from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand are made up of researchers, policy makers, the authorities, respective industry and students that are involved with halal industry.
A number of 15 working papers being presented and 37 posters were put up fro exhibition namely, Shariah and Current Issues, Policy and Management, Analysis and Authentication and Product and Process Innovation.
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