The process of slaughtering, butchering and packing sacrificial meat in conjunction with the Raya Haji’s celebration in Johor this year will be carried out at 164 registered abattoirs throughout the state.
Chairman of the Johor Islamic Religious Affairs Committee, Tosrin Jarvanthi, said the matter was agreed by the Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAINJ), the Johor Veterinary Services Department (JPV) and representatives of the abattoir over a virtual meeting.
He said the number of officers allowed to be at the abattoir at one time was 25 people (the staff can be rotated) and with no limitation of categories for the sacrificial rites.
“The allowed operating hours of the abattoir are from 8 am to 8 pm for the first four days of the Raya Haji,” he said in a statement dated 30th June.
Tosrin went on to say that the mosque committee, surau, or organiser would handle collecting the meat from the abattoir and distributing it directly to the eligible recipients.
“Mosque or surau areas are not allowed to hold any activities whether slaughtering, butchering, cutting, weighing or making distribution,” he said, elaborating that any activity on the grounds is prohibited, given the large number of positive Covid-19 cases in Johor.
Tosrin reminded the abattoir to comply with all standard operating procedures (SOP) that have been set, including wearing face masks, scanning MySejahtera registration, sanitising frequently and maintaining social distancing.