The Minister of Tourism asks the Ministry of Internal Trade to provide guidelines to ensure that fabric masks meet Sirim specifications | Malaysia

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People are seen wearing protective masks as they walk along the Bukit Bintang shopping area in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2022. — Photo by Firdaus Latif

SEPANG, April 9 – The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) has requested the Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) to provide a guideline to ensure that patterned fabric masks produced by entrepreneurs craftsmanship meets Sirim’s specifications.

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said when the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country in 2020, Motac encouraged craft entrepreneurs, especially single mothers and those in the group. B40, to sew World Health Organization compliant fabric masks. standards (WHO).

“Motac will get further confirmation from KPDNHEP to help us provide advice to craft entrepreneurs,” she told reporters after the launch of the KUL art airport here today.

On Thursday, the KPDNHEP announced that the enforcement of published trade descriptions (certification and marking) of the Non-Medical Face Masks Ordinance 2022 under the Trade Descriptions Act 2011 would be postponed until January 1, 2023, until place of the 4th of July this year.

By law, non-medical grade face masks must have MS Sirim certification and marking from Sirim QAS International Sdn Bhd.

Meanwhile, Nancy said a total of 252,730 travelers had been registered as of April 4 since the country’s borders reopened on April 1.

On KUL Art Airport, she said it was an initiative of the National Art Gallery in collaboration with Malaysia Airports and supported by Motac with an allocation of almost RM600,000 to promote the uniqueness of artworks by local arts.

The works are exhibited at four international airports, namely Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Penang International Airport (PIA), Kuching International Airport (KIA), and Kota Kinabalu International Airport ( KKIA). — Bernama

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