“I am delighted to note that for the past two decades, Standards Malaysia has kept contributing in this quality infrastructure by developing standards in various sectors and also actively propagating the utilisation of standards through its Standard Compliance Program. Concurrently, Standards Malaysia has also provided credible accreditation services to the industry,” said Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau.
To date, through the concerted effort by all parties, Standards Malaysia has managed to excel in the development of more than 6,000 Malaysian Standards (MS) across 25 different sectors i.e. Halal, agriculture, road vehicles, building, rubber etc. Besides, Standards Malaysia has accredited more than 650 labs, 29 certification bodies and 11 inspection bodies in whole Malaysia.
“Not only that, the role of Standards Malaysia has been given a special attention by the Government in the Eleventh Malaysia Plan (11MP), the last miles towards realising Malaysia as a developed nation by the year 2020. Standards Malaysia spearheads the Standards Component of the Strategic Reform Initiatives-Competition Standards & Liberalisation (SRI-CSL) under Economic Transformation Programme. In addition, with the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), the role of Standards Malaysia has become increasingly important. As everyone knows, in order for industry especially SMEs, to have a wider market access, compliance with standards is a must,” he added.
“As the sole National Standards and Accreditation Body, we also evolved as a purpose-driven institution and continues to transform the business landscape of the country by creating and humanising quality culture amongst manufacturers and consumers alike. We have developed standards to help Malaysian Companies adopt these for better marketability of their products and services, internationally. We have been engaging with the public especially the youth of the country through various programs and platforms, to raise awareness as well as quality conscious buying behaviour. In short, Standards Malaysia will continue to sensitise Malaysians on various aspects of quality for better businesses, better economy and the better life,” said Director General of Standards Malaysia, YBhg. Dato’ Fadilah Baharin.
Several activities will be held throughout this years in conjunction with this 20th anniversary ie. Standards Awareness Programme (28 August), FunRun 2016 (16 October), the launch of 20th anniversary book in November. SOURCE: Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
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