The Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) will implement certification for Musang King durians to ensure their quality and stabilise their prices. Perak state SIRIM Berhad director Mohd Adzhar Ahmad said it was working with the Perak State Agriculture Department and the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) to develop specific standards for the accreditation, which is to be implemented before the end of the year.
"Every country requires specifications to import a certain product. If Musang King durians have certification, there is no need for a lot of documentation to reduce bureaucracy," said Mohd Adzhar. "Besides that, this certification can ensure prices depending on durian grade and ensure that the Musang King will not be sold at unreasonable prices."