1. The Singapore Mosques Korban Committee (JKMS) is pleased to announce that all 3,700 livestock to be imported from Australia are sold out and have been taken up by members of the public.
2. JKMS would like to thank members of the community for their strong support towards Korban 2018. With all orders for livestock taken up, preparation of korban will go on to the next phase.
3. Preparations for korban at all 26 mosques are on schedule. All venues will adopt the same standard operating procedures to ensure that animal welfare and food hygiene standards are observed. In addition, as it is the requirement under ESCAS, the korban to be performed will be subject to performance audits carried out by international auditors.
4. The committee seeks the blessings and prayers from the community in ensuring that korban rites will proceed smoothly.
ESCAS is a regulatory framework implemented by the Australian Government in 2012 to ensure that livestock exported from Australia to different countries are treated in accordance to the World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE) internationally accepted animal welfare standards. To comply, the Australian exporter must provide a report from an independent and internationally accredited auditor to certify that livestock to be exported meet the standards required from the farm to the point of slaughter.