18 December 18 | The Straits Times by RAHIMAH RASHITH
Nizar Mohamed Shariff
Mr Nizar Mohamed Shariff noticed that few charities were providing halal food regularly to the needy when he was taking a break from running his shipping business back in 2014.
Hoping to contribute socially, he decided to pour in a large part of his savings to start a charity called Free Food for All to provide balanced halal meals as well as food and groceries to the needy.
Mr Nizar, 48, found...
06 December 18 | The Straits Times by HARIZ BAHARUDIN
Mr Esa Han Hsien Masood, 39, will be the youngest ever to lead the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) as its chief executive from next month, and he knows his age could be an issue to some people.
Acknowledging such concerns during an interview on Tuesday, he said he hopes to show that he can do the job despite his age.
"My age, to some, could be an issue. But I hope, through working...
16 October 18 | The Straits Times by ARLINA ARSHAD&NBSP;REGIONAL CORRESPONDENT IN BINTAN AND BATAM
Home to beach resorts, electronics and garment factories, Batam and Bintan are poised to become a hub producing halal food and products, as Indonesia moves to tap a multi-trillion-dollar global market.
The islands are among four pilot locations identified by the Indonesian government to develop a "halal park", a designated industrial zone to process food, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals that comply with Islamic standards so Muslims can...