Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad (Bank Muamalat) has never categorized cheques as halal or otherwise. As a banking institution, the bank accepts all valid Cheques with complete and accurate details.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank Muamalat, Khairul Kamarudin said, Bank Muamalat is always ready to provide services to all parties who deal with the bank, regardless of religion and race.
The bank would also like to point out that the report of the cheque incident which was allegedly returned by the Bank Muamalat Seremban branch on the grounds of not being halal is inaccurate.
“As an Islamic banking institution, Bank Muamalat’s operations are subject to compliance with Shariah principles, however, our banking services are provided to all eligible parties, regardless of religion or creed nation,” says Khairul.
Bank Muamalat has contacted the customer because there was a technical error where the name of the association on the cheques was different from the registered name. Following that, the customer is asked to make a correction.
In a press conference with Bank Muamalat and Lobak ADUN, YB Chew Seh Yong, and the customers, held in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan this morning, all parties have reached an agreement that there is no halal element or otherwise regarding cheque deposit concerned, except for technical issues and isolated misunderstandings.
The parties also agreed that the misunderstanding had nothing to do with halal issues or otherwise and agreed that the statement was inaccurate.