Kuala Lumpur, 14 March 2012 – Malaysian Electronic Payment System Sdn Bhd (MEPS), Malaysia’s premier interbank network service provider has entered The Malaysia Book of Records as the first information technology (IT) company to be certified by SIRIM QAS International to MS 1900: 2005 – Quality Management Systems: Requirements from Islamic Perspectives.

Group Managing Director of MEPS, Zulkanain Kassim says, “We are extremely proud to become the first IT company to be certified from Islamic perspectives. By infusing Syariah values into our organisation, we are enhancing our effectiveness and efficiency to continue providing innovative services to our member banks. This is in support of the Government’s efforts to propel Malaysia into a global hub for Islamic financial services.”

The MS 1900: 2005 – Quality Management Systems: Requirements from Islamic Perspectives certification is awarded to organisations that have incorporated the requirements of a Syariah Compliance Quality Management System. This means ensuring that the organisation is effectively managed in accordance with universally accepted values like discipline, honesty, justice, sincerity, timeliness and truthfulness. The halal and non-halal aspects of all processes vital for the delivery of services and products must also be identified and communicated to all employees as well as implemented effectively. The certification also signifies that capitals, processes and services are managed in accordance to Syariah principles. Organisations that aim to be certified in the MS 1900: 2005 standards must undergo a series of audit processes conducted by SIRIM QAS International, the leading certification body in Malaysia that offers this certification.