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Following ongoing speculation on whether or not Orion Cold Storage - which has been central in a halal scandal that broke last month - will be recertified to distribute halal imports, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) on Thursday reaffirmed its strong condemnation for what it called the "scandalous, malicious and criminal relabeling of pork as halal and other violations at the Orion Cold Storage". At the same time, it slammed those who had misused the opportunity to criticise the MJC and reiterated that the products it had certified as halal was indeed fit for Muslim consumption.
Some Christian organisations plan to boycott TopTV after it announced it would launch 24-hour pornography channels next year, said the Family Policy Institute on Tuesday. "The Christian denominations and church affiliations support the view that the broadcasting of hardcore pornography on television degrades and objectifies women and exposes children to harmful content," said the institute's director Errol Naidoo.
Since VOC broadcast a feature on local women marrying foreigners two weeks ago, another seven cases of women who were caught in dire straights after marrying foreign men was reported to the Civil Protection Service Centre (CPSC) in Gatesville. According to Imam Ismail Esack of the CPSC, six cases of local Muslim women - some of whom had been either defrauded and abused or taken abroad and not allowed to come home - had been reported to the CPSC in November after a similar awareness program on VOC.