Government strips MUI of certification authority
Marguerite Afra Sapiie
The Jakarta Post
After years of a tug-of-war between the Religious Affairs Ministry and the Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI) over the authority to issue certification for halal products, the government finally has the upper hand as it will set up its own halal certification body by early 2017.
The agency, called the Halal Products Certification Agency (BPJPH) under the Religious Affairs Ministry, came into bei...