The owners of three chicken slaughterhouses located in Cheras, Jinjang and at the Chow Kit Market have been issued a stern warning by the Malaysia Islamic Development Department JAKIM for failing to adhere to halal standards.
These include the manner of slaughtering and method of processing the chickens, as well as the level of cleanliness.
The errant operators were given a week, to ensure the halal standards were strictly adhered to, and JAKIM officers would inspect the premises again.
JAKIM said inspections at the three chicken slaughterhouses at 1am today also showed that they used strong electric current to weaken the chickens, besides allowing only a short bloodletting period.
Hakimah earlier led an operation code named “Ops Ayam” which was conducted in conjunction with Aidilfitri, to ensure the operators of chicken slaughterhouses in Kuala Lumpur abide by the halal
Officers from the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department, Immigration Department, Veterinary Services Department, Kuala Lumpur City Hall and Health Ministry also took part in the integrated operation.
The slaughterhouse in Cheras handles about 20,000 chickens per day, the one in Jinjang 4,000, and at the Chow Kit Market, 2,000 chickens daily.