Kuala Lumpur – The Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM) has organized a Mobile Slaughter Cage Handover Ceremony to mosques around the Federal Territory of Kuala Mud. The handover ceremony was held at the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Mosque.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs), YB Senator Datuk Dr. Haji Zulkifli Mohammad Al-Bakri encouraged mosques to practice the use of Mobile Slaughter Cages in performing sacrificial rituals following a recent meeting with the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), YB Khairy Jamaluddin witnessed the slaughter demonstrations using these innovative products.
Submission of Mobile Slaughter Cage, created by YIM innovator, En. Hamzan bin Hashim which has been improved by using the 1HP motor gearing system is as an initiative to perform sacrificial rituals to enable the slaughtering process to be done quickly by only taking 20 to 30 minutes, while handling cattle is more prudent, efficient, clean and shariah compliant. The use of this innovation tool can also minimize the workforce to only three (3) people thus enabling employees to comply with the prescribed SOPs such as social imprisonment, thus helping to prevent and reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 infection.
The Mobile Slaughter Cage mock-up event was handed over by YB Minister MOSTI to YB Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) as a symbolic submission for the benefit of officers, staff of mosques and suraus as well as local parishioners for the implementation of new norms. Among the mosques that received this Slaughter Cage were the Federal Territory Mosque, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim; Usamah Bin Zaid Mosque, Wangsa Maju; Ar-Rahman Mosque, Jalan Pantai Baru; Salahuddin Al-Ayyubi Mosque, Taman Melati Setapak; Saidina Umar Al-Khattab Mosque, Bukit Damansara; Surau Jumaat Al-Furqan, Precinct 11 Putrajaya; Surau Jumaat Ahmad Dawjee Dadabhoy, Jalan Perak Kuala Lumpur; and Imam Al-Ghazali Mosque, Bandar Menjalara Kepong.
A handling training session was also held by giving a briefing and practical procedure on the slaughter of sacrificial animals using Slaughter Cages to representatives from the Felda Sri Jaya Mosque, Tangkak, Johor; Jamek An-Nur Mosque, Rembau District, Rembau, Negeri Sembilan; Kampung Kubang Kekura, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu; Wakaf Mempelam DUN Tarbiyah Center, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu; and Surau Al Barakah (Friday Surau), Pasir Gudang, Johor.