KUALA LUMPUR: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) today made history by becoming the first train service provider in the world to obtain halal certificate for its electric train services (ETS).
Its Talent Management and Organisational Development general manager, Hilmi Hasan said the halal certificate issued by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) was a meaningful recognition for KTMB, which was currently undergoing a transformation.
“This is another new transformation that is being carried out to give confidence to passengers to purchase food (being sold in ETS) without a doubt,” he told a press conference after the Jakim’s Corporate Dakwah Secretariat meeting, here today.
Jakim director-general Tan Sri Datuk Othman Mustapha said the issuance of the certificate could help improve public understanding of halal issues.
“KTMB has now obtained halal certificate for its ETS, which will provide accurate information (on halal food standards) in terms of food preparation that is subject to fulfillment of prescribed conditions,” he said. --BERNAMA