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Malaysia becoming stupid with Halal this and that

KTMB is world’s first halal-certified train service
Jakim director-general Tan Sri Datuk Othman Mustapha said the issuance of the certificate could help improve public understanding of halal issues. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 ― 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 …

1MDB: The inside story of the world’s biggest financial scandal

How a jailed former banker and a lone British journalist broke a story that shook the world by On 22 June 2015, Xavier Justo, a 48-year-old retired Swiss banker, walked towards the front door of his brand new boutique hotel on Koh Samui, a tropical Thai island. He had spent the past three years building the luxurious white-stone complex of chalets and apartments overlooking the shimmering sea and was almost ready to open for business. All he needed was a licence. Justo had arrived in Thailand four years earlier, having fled the drab world of finance in London. In 2011, he and his girlfriend Laura toured the country on a motorbike and, two years later, they got married on a secluded beach. The couple eventually settled down in Koh Samui, a tourist hotspot, just an hour’s flight south of Bangkok. After trying out a couple of entrepreneurial ventures, Justo eventually decided that he would go into the hotel business. He bought a plot with an imposing house and began building…