Friday, 5 July 2013

Five Writing Tips that Can Double Your Salary

It is impossible to overstate how much we rely on written words to get what we want. Are you making your writing as powerful as possible?
By improving your writing, you will change the arc of your career. You can literally double or triple your salary, because effective leaders get paid much more than "muddled thinkers."
Your first reaction may be to doubt my salary claim, but let's start with your resume. A well-written one can be the difference between a big job and a dead-end one. Now consider what you do for a living... effective writing can make a huge difference. For example, a researcher who can write effectively might get five or even ten times as many grants over the course of her career.
If you are an up-and-coming leader, the ability to use words to motivate others can easily double your rate of advancement. We all know people who are obviously intelligent, but just can't seem to consistently offer a series of actionable recommendations. Such people aren't worth nearly as much as their colleagues who communicate with clarity.
Print out this "business writing cheat sheet" and use it whenever you have to create a powerful document... even if it is just a short email:
1.) Have a repeatable message. Most of the stuff you read has no clear message, which makes it nearly impossible to repeat. In our digital age, being easily repeated is the difference between fame and forgotten.
To give you one example, search engines put clear and focused pieces much higher than random and rambling ones; this fact impacts all business writing, even pieces that will never be posted online.
Creating repeatable messages is one thing it takes to deliver on the premise of my headline. In most companies, it takes more than one person's agreement to double your salary. The people who control your fate must be able to easily grasp both your messages as well as the value you add.
Ask yourself: why am I writing this piece? What do I want the reader to learn? Even more importantly, what do I want the reader to do after reading what I wrote?
2.) Know your audience. If you write everything in the same style, you are - sorry - an ineffective writer. You must adapt your style and approach to match the needs of the people you wish to influence.
The odds are that your boss doesn't think like your subordinates, or your friends. The people in Accounting don't think like the people in Marketing.
Some of us like facts and figures, others crave stories.To get a message into someone's brain, you have to package it in a form they can process. For some people, that means using 100 words or less; for others, it means including three pages of support materials.
Ask yourself: who is going to read this, and how do they think? To get a clue, re-read anything they have sent to you.
3.) Be powerful, not passive. Powerful professionals DO things; they don't sit passively while others take action. But huge numbers of professionals write in the passive tense, like this:
After careful consideration, our department's new operating policy was approved this morning by the management team.
What a lousy way to try to get others excited. Far better to write:
We just created five simple principles to make daily life in our department easier and simpler.
Whenever you write, show people how and why to take action. Demonstrate that you are doing the same. Empower others. Get them moving ahead.
4.) Use examples. Without examples, your words are little more than abstract thoughts, and most people ignore abstract thoughts. There are good reasons for this; we all have daily pressures, and if you don't know how to implement an idea, it isn't useful to you.
Examples show readers how to implement your ideas.
If you are suggesting that your boss approve a new expense, tell him or her why the expense is such a good investment and give examples of how it will support your group's goals.

Every year in my town, the Board of Education fights for more money from the Board of Finance. And every year, concerned parents stand up and give heartfelt examples of how children will be hurt if the school budget is cut. Such stories don't always work, but without them our school budget would be much smaller than it is today.
5.) Use more pictures and fewer words. There's a reason why nearly every LinkedIn article starts with an image; more people read articles with images.
The same is true for nearly every document. Some people think in pictures, others in words. If you fail to include pictures, you will fail to reach some people. Plus, you can use images to draw attention to your key points.
Just as importantly, don't waste words. In fact, you might want to write "don't waste words" right above the screen on all your digital devices. I'm serious. Only use as many words as is necessary to get your point across clearly, and no more.
Bonus tip... write at least three drafts! People hate this tip, but the hard reality is that you need to rewrite your first draft, and to keep rewriting until you've accomplished all five of these tips.
I write at least three drafts of everything, even emails. When I violate this principle, I regret it. By regret, I mean: years ago, not rewriting cost me a raise, it cost me more than one client, and it cost me some friends.
Rewriting doesn't require hours of time. You can rewrite a short email in two minutes. Don't skip this step! The more you polish your words, the higher your career will soar.

Owner vs. CEO Management

There’s a distinctly different management philosophy between owners and CEOs.  I grew up watching my father singlehandedly run our family business and for the last 6 years I’ve had the counsel of board members who’ve recruited and employed CEOs of hyper-fast growth companies.  Sometimes their styles are quite contradictory.  But I’ve found the way to grow businesses is to selectively pick the best philosophy and tools to solve the situation at hand.  Decide for yourself whether it’s better to run your business like an owner or CEO.
Owner Management
Do Whatever Needs to Be Done – We are responsible for everything. There can’t be any hubris or ego about a job too small.  Growing up I saw my father work as a bookkeeper, handyman, salesman, broker, financer and even pretend manager of his own apartment buildings.  Whatever needs to get done, we do.  (TIP: Stay Scrappy)
Negotiate Everything – When my father goes to Rite Aid RAD -1.78%, he’ll try and negotiate the price of his prescription drugs, and sometimes he gets a discount.  Every dollar matters when you’re growing a business.  Never accept the first offer or price.  By mastering negotiation you’ll always have more resources to accomplish your goals.
Cash is King: Protect Your Downside Risk – Cash is the lifeblood of your business.  Don’t risk your capital where the upside potential isn’t proportional to the downside risk.  Success comes to those who are able tostay in the game the longest.
Nobody Else Will Figure it Out for You – Nobody else will get your customers, or figure out the toughest business challenges for you.  In 2007 when we were about to launch Docstoc I attempted to outsource our PR and social marketing to no avail.  Eventually I committed to take care of it myself, and on the day we launched 30,000 people visited our website.
Personality Matters – Personality can be your most valuable asset.  People are often willing to do business with you just because they like you.  Before you have money or notoriety, you always have likability as currency to trade to your advantage.  My dad has the biggest personality I know, and often reminds me “you have to know how to talk to people Jason.”
Fortune Favors the Bold – My father is fond of driving me around Los Angeles pointing out all the buildings he could have owned.  But for an immigrant with limited education, he did an amazing job of piecing together the smallest of savings to start buying real estate decades ago.  If you want to reap the fruits of success you have to take your shot.  No one ever hit a game winner from the sidelines.
Nothing is Ever Quite Good Enough – On occasion I’ll share what I think is an important accomplishment with my father, and he’ll often reply “Congratulations Jason, I’ll give you a sh-t medal.” High standards matter, and sometimes they should be impossibly high.  If you ever feel too satisfied with you business, it will likely lead to very unsatisfactory results.
What Are You Waiting For: Do It Now – A very dear man and mentor to me, Mike Schuminsky, had a very special way of managing folks.  Once he decided something, he wanted you to get it done that very instant.  Great business owners have a keen intuitive sense of the most important items to work on, and a heightened sense of urgency to complete them right away.
Build Something to Pass On – When you birth and grow a company, at some point you inevitably think about its legacy.  And whether it’s a family business or business brand like Intuit, owners think about building companies that stand the test of time.  You’re driven by more than monetary outcomes, you want to create something built to last, that you’re proud to pass on.

CEO Management
Don’t Do Work; Delegate Everything – I once had an extremely hard working board member tell me, “your job as CEO Jason is not to do anything.”  It was a hard lesson at the time to comprehend. But as the CEO if you’re responsible for executing functional areas, the growth of the company can be bottlenecked by one person’s individual capacity.  (TIP: read The E-Myth)
Always Be Recruiting & Fundraising – Two of the most important jobs of a CEO are to recruit great talent and to make sure their company has ample access to capital.  You should be spending up to 50% of your time on this.  (TIP: read “What a CEO Does by Fred Wilson
Hire Talent Better Than You and Pay Up – Great CEOs hire people more talented than them (Jim Jonassen first told me that).  If you hire folks whom you believe you can do a significantly better job than, you’re making a huge mistake.  Paying 25% more for the best talent can lead to 200% better results (major props to Marissa Mayer and her hiring standards).

Define Objectives, Provide Resources & Step Aside – Define your company’s goals in terms of customers, quality, revenue and growth.  Provide your team with the resources they need to accomplish these goals: money, talent, vendors and time.  Then step aside.  Agree on required resources and results, but don’t tell your team how to get there.
Hold Others Accountable for Results, but Encourage Mistakes –You’re responsible to hold your team accountable for their commitments.  But instead of punishing inevitable mistakes, turn them into lessons.  When I was 23 I was sure I was going to get fired for a major blunder, instead the CEO told me it was my mess to clean up.  We should encourage mistakes as opportunities to build growth and ownership.
Give Praise, Share Credit, Encourage Critique – Employees feed off of your positive reinforcement and recognition.  Credit for accomplishments should be shared with your team.  Be overly generous in these areas, and constantly ask your team “what can we, and I be doing better?” (TIP: take Ben Horowitz’s advice: Get Made & Master the Unnatural)
Cultivate Culture – A company culture always exists.  You’re either going to consciously mold it in a desired direction, or it may become a current flowing against your growth.  Decide what values are most important to your business, and build a team and environment that supports them (we have asuperhero culture at Docstoc).
Coaching & Cheerleading vs. Doing Q Directing – Early on in Docstoc, a CEO coach told me that I was spending way too much time doing and directing vs. coaching and cheerleading.  As businesses grow, it’s vital that we spend the majority of our time mentoring and encouraging others to better execute the efforts we were previously responsible for.
Have a Big Vision: Plan Out the Next 5-10 Years – What is the big picture? Start with the end in mind.  You should be able to communicate a compelling vision of your company 5 years out that inspires and motivates your team to execute passionately on the tasks & goals in front of them.

Don’t Say This In An Interview

With the upswing of the job climate, your chance to get ahead in your industry has finally arrived. Now comes the hard part: nailing the interview to seal the deal for career advancement. 
Whether you’re looking to land a new position or climbing the corporate ladder within your current company, job interviews are nothing short of nerve-wracking. When the future of your career depends on a 30-minute interview, it’s easy to let your nerves and ego get the best of you.
Throughout my career I’ve witnessed a number of interview flops. While I cringe in recollection, there’s a lot to be learned from the mistakes of others. Most importantly, terrible interviews happen to even the most skilled business professionals. But if you’re quick on your feet, you may be able to turn around a sticky situation.
If you’re looking to advance your career, don’t say the following things in your next interview:

1. “I hated my previous manager.” Nothing will turn your interview in a bad direction faster than sharing ill will for your former employers, bosses, or coworkers. You’ll immediately be pegged as unable to work well with others, unloyal, and immature--none of which will position you for taking your career to the next level.
Don’t fall into the trap of badmouthing others when you’re asked about potentially negative experiences. Instead, focus on presenting the situation in a positive light and express what you learned from your experience. For example, you and your manager may have initially had communication problems, but present the situation in such a way that it demonstrates your ability to learn to adapt to the communication styles of others.

2. “I see this company tripling its revenue under my guidance.” Don’t make the mistake of showcasing a vision for your position or the company that doesn’t align with the current company culture or mission. While it’s great to come in with strong ideas, if they lack the necessary research and understanding of the company, you’re bound to be passed over for the position.
During the interview, you may be asked what you can bring to the position or company as a whole. Be sure your vision aligns with the company’s. If you’ve misstepped, carefully present a more relevant idea in the direction they reference.

3. “I’ve won three national awards.” Contrary to popular belief, employers don’t want to hear about your personal successes. They want to hear what you can do for the company. To avoid sounding like you’re reading your resume verbatim, inform your interviewer of your previous experiences by adding on information of how you can directly benefit the company because of your accomplishments. As an example, you may have successfully brought on 50 new clients in your time with your previous company--use this as a segway into how you plan to increase sales for your potential employer.

4. “I really don’t have any weaknesses.” Everybody has shortcoming. Ignoring yours will only make your interviewer roll their eyes. If you’re asked to share your weaknesses, choose a quality to share that isn’t central to the position you’re applying for. Make sure to address your weakness and share how you’ve learned from it to improve for the future. This shows your ability to learn from your mistakes and grow.

5. “You’ll never find another manager as great as I am.” Sure, confidence may land you an interview, but advancing your career requires a sense of humbleness. You may have accomplished a lot during your career, but you to find a way to present your experiences without a know-it-all demeanor. If you feel like you’ve come off a little arrogant, note the help you had from a great team of employees or your administrative assistant.

6. “No, I don’t have any questions.” Ending an interview without asking any questions is a red flag for an interviewer. Why hire someone who isn’t even interested in getting a few of their company-related questions answered? Prepare questions before your interview regarding any questions you have about the position, company culture, mission, or employees experiences at the company.
If you leave your interview without asking questions, email your interviewer as soon as you get home to thank them for their time and also inform them of a question you thought of after leaving the interview.

7. “I left the company on amicable terms.” Lying won’t land you anywhere but the rejection pile--but somehow 53 percent of resumes and job applications contain falsifications. If you plan on embellishing your experiences or accomplishments during your interview, just know that your employer will find out. It’s better to err on the side of honesty during your interview, rather than getting blacklisted by the employer for lying.

8. "Who are your customers, again?” If you don’t have time to research the company or your potential position, don’t bother showing up. This not only wastes the time of the employer, but also presents you as lazy. If you’re truly looking to advance your career, you’ll know the ins and outs of every company you send your resume to.

Bahasa isteri yang perlu difahami suami

Oleh Ahmad Baei Jaafar

Tanpa komunikasi yang betul keserasian rumah tangga sukar diwujudkan. Sikap isteri dalam keadaan tertentu sukar difahami suami. Dia akan terus berteka-teki dalam perkara itu namun tidak mahu berterus terang. Apabila isteri melakukan sesuatu perkara selalu disalahtafsirkan.
Mereka ini walaupun berkahwin setelah melalui proses perkenalan yang panjang, namun peluang yang ada itu tidak digunakan untuk saling mengenali hati budi masing-masing. Mereka terlupa untuk mempelajari kaedah komunikasi yang berkesan sebagai suami isteri.
Walaupun mereka bertunang bertahun-tahun, namun mereka tidak sempat untuk menilai apakah antara mereka ada perbezaan yang boleh saling lengkap melangkapi. Mereka terlupa untuk melihat keserasian pasangan secara lebih jelas.
Biasanya waktu berkawan mereka terlalu enjoy, hendak seronok sahaja. Semua yang ada pada kekasih masing-masing dilihat indah walaupun buruk. Pada waktu bertunang pula mereka asyik berbincang soal persiapan fizikal sahaja. Padahal jika mereka mengambil puluang itu untuk mengenali peribadi, perwatakan, dan isi budi masing-masing adalah lebih bermanfaat.
Sebenarnya, sewaktu berkawan dan bertunang adalah waktu terbaik untuk mereka mengenali semua itu. Mereka harus mengenali cara pasangannya bercakap, cara dia bertindak dan sebagainya. Semua yang dilakukan itu melambangkan sikapnya sebenar. Jika mereka benar-benar faham, banyak yang boleh diatasi semasa berkahwin.
Kesan daripada tidak faham kaedah komunikasi yang berkesan itu, banyak pasangan yang berkahwin mengalami krisis. Sikap isteri tidak difahami oleh suami hingga kadang-kadang perkara kecil menjadi besar. Dalam ruang ini saya cuba paparkan sikap isteri yang seharusnya suami tahu dan bertindak bagi mengatasinya.

1. Waktu merajuk
Tiba-tiba tak mahu bercakap
Dia tidak suka dengan tindakan suami sebelum itu
Berterus terang maksud tindakan, jika perlu minta maaf
Tiba-tiba marahkan suami
Dia cemburu dengan tindakan suami
Perlu selidek puncanya, mungkin salah sangka. Jika pasti, berterus terang, bukan menipu
Tiba-tiba menangis
Dia sakit hati dengan tindakan suami
Beri penjelasan isu yang ditimbulkan. Beri keyakinan tentang kasih sayang.
Tidak mahu memberi khidmat
Dia sungguh kecewa dengan sikap suami
Nilai semua kesilapan suami, dan betulkan semula apa yang tidak disenangi. Jika masih tidak mahu menerima, tinggalkan dia di rumah untuk memberi ruang dia berfikir
Suami yang tidak memahahami sikap isteri di atas akan bersangka buruk terhadap isterinya malah ada yang menuduh isteri curang.

2. Waktu gembira
Dia sudah rajin masak
Tindakan suami sebelum itu menyenangkan hatinya
Teruskan sikap itu, jika perlu puji kerajinannya
Dia tidak banyak soal waktu kepulangan suami
Dia puas hati dengan tindakan suami
Ucapkan terima kasih kepada isterinya dan menten keadaan itu
Dia siap untuk tidur awal
Dia sudah akur dengan kehendak suami
Belajari sikap dan pengalaman manis itu untuk tidak mengulangi kebencian isteri
Dia bercakap dengan nada manja
Dia mahu suaminya bersikap seperti itu juga
Hargai sikap isteri dan jauhi dari sikap kontra
Suami yang tidak faham dengan tindakan isteri akan terus menyangka isterinya ada udang di sebalik batu. Akhirnya suami tidak bertindak yang sewajarnya.

3. Waktu benci
Kehendak suami tidak dilayan
Dia mahu suami mengubah sikap yang buruk
Baiki kesilapan bukan mempertahankannya
Tidak mahu bercakap apabila ditanya walaupun dengan baik
Dia memprotes sikap suami yang tidak istiqamah berbuat baik
Menilai sikap diri mana yang buruk dibuang dan yang baik diperbanyakkan
Makan tidak selera
Dia mahu simpati daripada suaminya
Suami perlu melihat masalah isteri dan cuba selamatkan. Tetapi jangan sampai melanggar syariat
Tidur seorang diri
Dia mahu suaminya bertanggungjawab kepada dirinya
Suami perlu menilai kelemahan diri dan cuba membaiki kekurangan itu demi kasih sayang
Oleh sebab tidak faham tindakan isteri suami terus marah kepada isteri. Dan atas sikapnya yang tidak sabar itu mereka bergaduh.

4. Waktu mengharap
Muka masam
Apa yang diharapkan tidak menjadi kenyataan
Bertanya sebab dan cuba atasi kehendaknya
Meminta maaf sambil menangis
Dia benar-benar insaf
Terimalah seadanya dia, dan selepas memaafkannya, nasihatkan berdasarkan kehendak Islam dan apa yang anda mahu
Melihat sesuatu barangan dalam tempoh yang lama dan memujinya
Dia hendak meminta suami membelinya
Suami perlu memberi pertimbangan sewajarnya sama ada untuk membelikannya atau tidak
Contoh sikap isteri yang dipaparkan ini mungkin tidak bermaksud begitu, tetapi sebagai suami, tindakan isteri perlu dikaji dengan teliti. Kadang-kadang yang tersurat tidak sama dengan yang tersirat. Beruntunglah mereka yang boleh menilai dengan tepat. Tetapi yang paling penting semua yang berlaku harus disangka baik. Nanti yang negatif akan menjadi positif.

Dicatat Oleh Ahmad Baei Jaafar ke Fikrah Islamiah di 2/07/2010 05:04:00 PM


Aduan :
adakah premis restoran The Manhattan Fish Market.
Conothnya di Alamanda Putrajaya, Ikano Power centre, Sogo dan Centre Point mendapat Logo Halal from HDC atau JAKIM.
Tarikh Aduan : 14/04/2009 - 01:28:47

Jawapan :
Waalaikumsalam, Restoran tersebut tiada didalam rekod JAKIM/HDC. Sekian. Terima Kasih

Aduan :
adakah Kenny Roagers mendapat sijil Halal dari pihak Jakim?begitu juga dgn Big Apple@Donut J Co?
Tarikh Aduan : 27/04/2009 - 00:53:42

Jawapan :
Salam, Kenny Rogers dibawah syarikat Berjaya telah mempunyai sijil halal sejak Jakim lagi hingga sekarang ini. Untuk Big Apple@Donut J Co, mereka masih belum mempunyai sijil halal dari Jakim mahupun HDC. Sekian Terima Kasih

Aduan :
Saya telah menghantar emel ke Oldtown White Coffree untuk menanyakan sijil halal yang dipaparkan dalam lawan web mereka (>>our business>>our lourels) tentang mengapa sijil dikeluarkan JAIP itu hanya mengesahkan minuman sahaja, bukan makanan.
Mereka telah membalas emel saya dengan menyatakan mereka mendapat pengesahan dari SAS-H Consultants Sdn.Bhd. (CO.NO. 704021-P) di mana mengikut mereka, syarikat ini bekerja rapat dengan JAKIM dan mengikut ISO 1500-2004.
Soalannya apakah benar kenyataan mereka ini.
Selain itu, mereka menegaskan premis mereka adalah 'Pork Free'. Itu maklum kerana menunya sememangnya tidak ada hidangan tersebut. Cuma, kemusykilannya bagaimana status sembelihan ayam untuk makanan mereka kerana ada beberapa hidangan mengandungi ayam.
Tarikh Aduan :02/01/2009 - 13:12:34

Jawapan :
Assalamualaikum SAS-H Consultants Sdn.Bhd. tidak diiktiraf oleh HDC mahupun JAKIM di dalam pengeluaran sijil halal. Kenyataan tentang bekerja rapat dengan JAKIM dan mematuhi MS1500:2004 tidak dapat dipastikan kerana tidak sebarang hubungan atau perjanjian antara kedua belah pihak. Sekian, Terima kasih.

Aduan :
Snek kanak-kanak kek cokelat London Choco Roll di bawah syarikat LONBISCO pembungkus berwarna ungu mengandungi Emulsifier kod E471 yg saya difahamkan mengandungi lemak babi.
Namun, produk ini mengandungi logo halal & sedang rancak diiklankan di televisyen.
Mohon pihak anda untuk menyiasat tentang perkara ini & sekiranya tidak halal untuk dimakan oleh umat Islam, tolong wartakan segera agar kandungan haram tersebut tidak menjadi darah daging Muslim.
Sekiranya pemahaman saya tentang E471 tersebut salah, usah diperbesarkan hal ini & maklumkan saya melalui emel di atas.
Sekian, terima kasih di atas kerjasama anda.
Tarikh Aduan :19/12/2008 - 15:55:47

Jawapan :
Assalamualaikum LONDON BISCUITS BERHAD adalah pemegang sijil halal HDC, E471 tidak semestinya mengandungi lemak khinzir. Ia adalah kod pengemulsi bagi Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids (glyceryl monostearate, glyceryl distearate (Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids) . Bahan ini boleh dihasilkan daripada tumbuhan (sawit) dan haiwan. Jika produk tersebut telah mendapat pengesahan halal, sudah pasti E471 tersebut dihasilkan daripada sumber yang halal. Terima kasih

Aduan :
Asslammualaikum...saya ingin tanya kepada pihak jakim...kedai CHICKEN RICE SHOP adakah halal untuk umat islam makan makanan di kedai itu?
Tarikh Aduan : 12/12/2008 - 01:28:11

Jawapan :
Assalamualaikum.. The Chicken Rice Shop (TCRS) mendapat pengesahan halal Malaysia.Kesemua outlet dan dapur utama telah mendapat pengesahan halal. Syarikat ini dedikasi di dalam mematuhi prosedur pensijilan halal Malaysia. Sekian, terima kasih.

Aduan :
Mamee Monster Noodle Snack chicken flavour mempunyai logo hala Jakim tetapi perencah didalamnya tidak mempunyai lo halal Jakim cuma logo halal biasa.
Soalan: Adakah Jakim memeriksa kesemua kandungan makanan tersebut atau hanya sebahagian sahaja dan adakah perencah tersebut halal atau sebaliknya.
Tarikh Aduan : 07/11/2007 - 10:16:31

Salam. Syarikat tersebut adalah pemegang sijil pengesahan halal yang sah dari JAKIM. JAKIM telah mengadakan pemeriksaan menyeluruh terhadap semua produk yang disahkan halal oleh kami. Ini termasuk keadaan premis, pekerja, bahan pembungkus, ramuan dan segala bahan yang berkaitan dengan proses penghasilan seseuatu produk.Pemantauan dari semasa ke semasa juga dilakukan oleh para pegawai JAKIM.Bagi menjawab soalan tuan/puan, kami perencah dan produk yang dinyatakan adalah halal. Harap maklum.

Aduan :
I've received and email for Ice Cream Walls Mini Popper
I also have the PDF format of it
i want to forward it to you but i just don't know how
please call me
Tarikh Aduan : 26/09/2007 - 11:19:02

Jawapan :
Salam, Ais krim Walls telah mendapat sijil pengesahan halal dari Badan Islam yang diiktiraf JAKIM.Walls pasaran Malaysia adalah halal dan selamat digunakan. Terima kasih.

Aduan :
Assalamualaikum Tuan,
Saya adalah penggemar dan sejak dahulu lagi sehingga sekarang saya minum minuman ringan jenama Ribena. sebelum ini saya telah diberitahu rakan bahawa ia mengandungi sedikit arak, tapi saya tidak endahkan kerana tiada bukti kukuh. dan baru-baru ini saya telah menerima emel dari rakan lain yg mengatakan Ribena mengandugi arak (saya tidak pasti samaada arak atau alkohol).
Jadi persoalannya, adakah jenama minuman itu selamat diminum oleh pengguna Islam terutamanya kerana ramai diluar sana keliru tentang anggur dan arak dalam minuman tersebut.
Sekian terima kasih.
Tarikh Aduan : 18/03/2009 - 04:23:01

Jawapan :
Waalikumsalam..wbkt terima kasih kerana bertanya. Untuk makluman tuan, minuman jenama ribena keluaran syarikat GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE SDN BHD telah pun mendapat pengiktirafan halal sejak daripada JAKIM lagi.Sumber yang terkandung di dalam minuman tersebut bebas dari unsur alkohol dn selamat diminum oleh pengguna islam.Untuk maklumat lebih lanjut sila layari direktori Sekian Terima Kasih.

Aduan :
Saya ada mendapat email menyatakan produk Ayam AA ditarik balik status halal. Adakah dakwaan itu benar dan saya minta kekeliruan ini dihebahkan kerana satakat ini saya tidak dapat mencari laporan yang official mengenainya. Saya cuba cari di direktori tetapi tiada yang berkaitan produk Ayam AA.
Tarikh Aduan : 14/01/2009 - 00:43:53

Jawapan :
Produk Ayam AA telah ditarik sijil halal oleh Jab Agama Islam Negeri Perak. Pihak Jakim/HDC tidak mengeluarkan sijil halal untuk syarikat tersebut.Jab Agama Islam yang mengeluarkan sijil halal untuk syarikat Ayam AA. Terima kasih