Department of Standards Malaysia (Standards Malaysia) was established on 28 August 1996 under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and is responsible for developing and promoting Malaysian Standards (MS). Standards Malaysia, as the National Standardisation Body is a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
Public comment is an important stage in the MS development process. The period of public comment is for two months (60 days), to allow for the submission of comments on the draft or existing MS by interested parties. This is consistent with Article 4, 4.1 and Annex 3 of WTO/TBT Agreement. All views and comments will be deliberated by the relevant committee and further drafting will be made, if necessary.