The halal industry in Sabah will continue to expand to the international level with the development of a digital platform, CoreHalal, to further empower the State’s halal management system, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Yakub Khan.
He said CoreHalal is a digital platform developed by Kota Kinabalu-based software development firm, Synxsoft Sdn Bhd, which focuses on risk management, auditing, and training.
“CoreHalal was developed based on guidelines issued by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim). The platform has huge potential as it is the only digital platform that provides such services.
“The use of the digital platform in business will not only improve the halal industry development in Sabah but also ensure residents in the State are not left behind in grabbing the opportunities through technology expansion,” he said.
He said this to reporters after welcoming the visit by Synxsoft led by its Chief Executive Officer Marie Mahat, here, Tuesday.
Elaborating further, Yakub said the CoreHalal digital platform will provide guidelines to entrepreneurs on the process of obtaining halal recognition and assist in increasing their halal business efficiency digitally.
“This is because this platform not only focuses on the food and beverage sector but also includes all sectors listed under the halal industry such as pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and cosmetics,” he added.
Yakub said the State Government would continue to support CoreHalal to enable it to cooperate with strategic partners not only in Malaysia but also overseas such as Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Brunei.
Meanwhile, Mazrie said the ministry plans to expand the CoreHalal platform market to Australia in September and Japan in October.
“Hopefully, such an initiative would inspire the local technology start-ups in Sabah to progress and expand their market to the global level.
“On Sept 1, Synxsoft will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Halal Development Corporation (HDC) during the World Halal Business Conference 2022 in Melbourne, Australia,” he added.
Meanwhile, Sabah Creative Economy and Innovation Centre (Scenic) General Manager Viviantie Sarjuni said the MoU signing in Australia would promote Malaysian digital halal products globally.
“Therefore, we are expecting a minimum of RM500,000 worth of annual revenue from the MoU.
“(In making it a success), Scenic assisted CoreHalal in terms of subsidizing the trip (to Australia) and helping them in promoting CoreHalal and their solutions globally.”
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