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Indonesia aspires to become global halal hub

  • Rachmadea Aisyah and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 15, 2019   /  03:01 pm
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center), accompanied by Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution (left), Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) chairman Ma’ruf Amin (second left), National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro (second right) and Syariah Finance National Committee executive director Ventje Rahardjo, launches the 2019-2024 master plan for an Indonesian sharia economy in Jakarta on Tuesday. (The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardana)

  President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo launched on Tuesday the long-awaited 2019-2024 sharia economic master plan, paving the way for Indonesia to become a global hub for the sharia economy and halal products and services. "One of the main keys to achieving our goal [of becoming one of the strongest economies in the world] lies in our identity as the world's largest Muslim population in the sharia economy," Jokowi said during the launch of the master plan at the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas). Even though Indonesia was home to the world’s largest Muslim population, its presence in the global halal market remained limited compared to its smaller peers, such as Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, Jokowi said. He was referring to the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2018-2019, which says that Indonesia is the ...