Kuala Lumpur, 6 December 2023 – Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (“PIAM”) is in support of the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry’s (“MITI”) proactive initiative in development of Malaysian Standard – Motor Vehicle Aftermarket Smash Repair Requirements (“JSM MS”). Anticipated to be officially launched by Jabatan Standard Malaysia (“JSM”) in early 2024, the JSM MS is poised to elevate the standards and professionalism of motor vehicle smash repair workshop activities through the implementation of best industry practices across the nation.

PIAM applauds the collaborative approach taken by MITI in the development of JSM MS with input and participation from key stakeholders in the motor repair ecosystem. This includes PIAM, Ministry of Transport Malaysia, Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan Malaysia, PUSPAKOM Sdn Bhd, Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living, SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd (Management System Certification Department), Federation of Automobile Workshop Owners’ Association, Malaysian Automotive Association, Malaysia Takaful Association and motor franchise repairers.

The JSM MS covers a broad spectrum of smash repair workshop activities from vehicle body repair to refinishing and sets forth the structural, resources and process requirements for workshops engaged in motor vehicle accident repair.

PIAM looks forward to continued collaboration in the effort to ensure the safety and satisfaction of customers as well as promoting the development and sustainability of the motor insurance and repair ecosystem.

PIAM is committed in actively contributing to this initiative by closely monitoring the important regulatory development and reviewing its implications on the motor vehicle accident repair ecosystem and the way forward.

For more information on JSM MS, visit https://upc.mpc.gov.my


Media Relations Contact:

Susanna G. Simon

Manager, Consumer Education, PR and Corporate Communications

Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (PIAM)

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E-mail              :  susanna@piam.org.my