| Rokiah Mahmud |
THE Government Printing Department’s Printing Management and Hologram Installation Service was launched yesterday by Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud.
Welcoming the minister at the department in Berakas was Acting Director at the Government Printing Department Awang Haji Kamarul Azam bin Haji Mohamad.
Prior to the launch, the minister attended a briefing at the department’s Syura Room where he was given an introduction on the roles and functions of the department as well as its progress and development as the main agency for printing government documents. This was followed by a discussion session.
The minister went on to take a closer look at the department’s various sections, including the printing process, before launching the Printing Management and Hologram Installation Service, which uses state-of-the-art printing techniques that make document forgery very difficult.
Present during the minister’s visit were the permanent and deputy permanent secretaries at the Prime Minister’s Office, as well as senior officers.
Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti, in his speech during his visit, highlighted that the Government Printing Department is a government agency responsible for providing printing services to government agencies, as well as printing legal documents, the government’s official newspaper Pelita Brunei, and daily government administrative documents.
The department thus holds a big responsibility in ensuring the quality of its final printed documents, the minister said.
The very highest standards need to be adhered to with regard to the quality of pictures, colours and articles that are printed – these all need to be clear and of the highest quality before they are accepted for distribution to members of the public.
Low-quality pictures and faded or double printing in the final products are unacceptable.
“The department has to put serious attention on this matter and take proper steps in ensuring that the printed output is of the highest quality and quality-control approved,” the minister noted.
“To ensure the prints are of the highest quality, the printer machine needs to be well-maintained. This includes maintenance work especially on the machine parts that need to be serviced according to schedule as part of preventive measures to avoid the machines getting damaged or malfunctioning.
“I believe that if the printers are maintained properly, the printed materials will also be of the highest quality, and we can maximise the usage of the machines. This ensures that the government’s investment in the machines is worth it, as they are costly.”