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Malaysia to further spearhead global halal ecosystem

Last update: 21/06/2019
 Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Mohd Yusof
KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 (Bernama) -- Malaysia intends to further spearhead the global halal ecosystem, particularly in halal certification and development of talent, to ensure standards are harmonised and widely adopted.

Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED) Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Mohd Yusof said this during a roundtable discussion today with Cambridge accelerator coaches who provide both specialised and general advice to development ventures at an early stage.

The Minister was on a working visit to London and invited to deliver a talk titled, “Prospects of the Halal Market and Entrepreneurship” at the Cambridge Judge Business School.

This is the second time a Malaysian minister has been invited to the renowned Cambridge University within a week.

Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad also gave a talk at the Cambridge Union on June 16.

During the roundtable, Mohd Redzuan shared on current developments in Malaysia’s entrepreneur ecosystem and how the MED was re-established to spearhead the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs.

“At the same time, he also shared his views on the global halal development movement,” the MED said in a statement today.

The world has seen the halal market emerging as a new growth sector and is gaining momentum in developed countries due to its vast economic opportunities worth US$2.3 trillion annually.

In addition to meeting the accelerator coaches, Mohd Redzuan also met up with Dr Kishore Gupta, director of executive education to explore possible collaboration in entrepreneurship training, as well as create new partnerships between the MED and the Cambridge Judge Business School.


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