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Government strips MUI of certification authority

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, November 23 2016 | 08:07 am

PREMIUM 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...