False Muis Halal certificates emerge on social media, under Police investigation

The certificates bear the signature of the previous Mufti.
Fake halal cert

The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) has referred a case of its halal certification being forged involving two dining establishments to the Singapore Police Force.

This follows Muis’s visit to the mentioned dining establishments – Kak Mah Chicken and Joy Lap’s Kitchen – where it was found that the products being sold did not have the Muis Halal Certification Mark (MHCM).

In its Instagram and Facebook posts on August 25, Muis stated that it is aware of the circulation of posts on social media displaying Muis halal certificates purportedly issued to both of these premises.

“The certificates are obvious forgeries, supposedly bearing the signature of the previous Mufti.

“Muis has visited the premises mentioned in the halal certificates and found no products bearing Muis Halal Certification Mark (MHCM) offered for sale,” Muis said.

The organization also stressed on the severity of such instances and has subsequently escalated the matter to the Singapore Police Force for further investigation.

For Muslim consumers seeking to verify the validity of an eating establishment, central kitchen, or caterer, there is an option to cross-reference the information through the online listing available at www.halal.sg or the MuslimSG app’s Makan Places section.

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