[ 14-05-2015 ]
SIRIM Industry Standards Enhance Quality Of Products, Services
SHAH ALAM, May 13 (Bernama) -- Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohd Diah on Wednesday launched the SIRIM Industry Standards aimed at improving the quality of products and services while ensuring consumers' safety and health.
"A product, especially from a small and medium enterprise (SME), with the SIRIM Standard certification would be more easily accepted in the market," he told reporters after the launch here today attended by SIRIM President and Chief Executive Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Mohd Yusof.
Abu Bakar said SIRIM has published standards for various industries, including for Arowana fish, bird's nest and, most recently, cleanliness of toilets in surau and mosques.
"SIRIM strictly adheres to the guidelines and carries out comprehensive research before coming out with standards for an industry," he said, adding his ministry has allocated RM372,000 to SIRIM this year to help SMEs come up with better products.