Kuala Lumpur – A demonstration of cattle slaughter innovation was held and witnessed by YB Senator Datuk Dr. Haji Zulkifli Mohammad Al-Bakri, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) and YB Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) at the Biotechnology Incubation Center, Technology Park Malaysia (TPM), Bukit Jalil.
In a recent meeting, the two Ministers agreed to establish strategic cooperation in driving innovation for the cultivation of science among the community, especially Muslims, including slaughter innovation.
In line with that commitment, it is expected to be a very significant initiative towards the development of the grassroots innovation project of Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM) which has the potential in Malaysia to be more inclusive with various parties including government, industry and society especially in facing new post-Covid-19 .
This demonstration was also attended by the Deputy Minister of MOSTI, YB Haji Ahmad Amzad bin Hashim, Secretary General of MOSTI, YBhg. Datuk Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah binti Tapsir, Deputy Secretary General of MOSTI, YBrs. Dr. Mohd Nor Azman bin Hassan, Acting Chief Executive Officer of YIM, YBrs. Puan Sharmila binti Mohamed Salleh and Acting Chief Executive Officer of DPM, YBrs. Mr. Sharbani bin Harun who is also the host for this demonstration program.
Using the innovative product of Mobile Slaughter Cage created by YIM innovator, Mr. Hamzan bin Hashim from Arau, Perlis has attracted the Minister’s interest to emphasize to all citizens especially the Muslim community who will celebrate Aidil Adha soon that during the Movement Control Order (PKP) ) slaughter programs or events can still be carried out.
Cages made of steel iron can replace the traditional techniques of slaughtering livestock to a simpler, faster and more manageable technique, in addition to practicing social imprisonment and minimizing the workforce to only 3 people. Improvements have also been made by Haji Hamzan by upgrading mechanical techniques to the hydraulic system to further accelerate the slaughter process of a cow.
In short, the way to use this cage, the cow just needs to be pushed into the cage, then its body is clamped and locked with two 4×6 feet of iron frame for the purpose of preventing its movement. Next, the cow’s head is clamped to the clamp through the space in front of the slaughterhouse ready to be slaughtered. To facilitate the slaughter process, the cage can be rotated to overthrow or lay the cow. Once the position is comfortable and facing the Qibla then it is possible to perform the slaughter perfectly.
Mobile Slaughter Cage Innovation has been involved in the MOSTI Social Innovation (MSI) program which is now known as Malaysia Social Innovation (MySI) in 2015 for projects in the states of Sabah, Sarawak, Melaka, Pahang and Johor.
Nurul Khair Mosque, Semariang Batu, Kuching; Annur Mosque, Tuaran, Sabah; Masjid Tangga Batu Pekan, Melaka; Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque, Jengka, Pahang; and Masjid Jamek Sungai Abong, Muar, Johor are among the beneficiaries of this innovation product.
At the end of the program, beef weighing almost 300 kilograms that have been sliced was distributed to almost 250 recipients, including residents at PPRT Lembah Pantai.