Malaysia has introduced the “Muslim-Friendly Hotel Recognition” initiative, a form of accreditation which recognizes Syariah compliant accommodation for tourists.
Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said the accreditation, implemented by the Islamic Tourist Centre (ITC) is the first of its kind in the world issued by a government agency.
There are three levels of accreditation; platinum, gold and silver, based on the level of compliance to the standards that have been set.
Among the criteria to fulfill the standards include proximity to mosques and other Islamic attractions, in-room prayer facilities such as praying mats and kiblat direction signs, halal-certified restaurants, segregated gyms and swimming pools for women.
MyBHA was represented by :
Pn Hjh Emmy Suraya Hussein
En Abdul Jalal Md Nawi
(National Deputy Secretary General)
Tn Hj Mohamed Zamri Mohamed Rashid
(National Islamic Affairs Bureau Chairman)