+Khairil Yusof +Colin Charles
Lol. Yea, like for engineers - limited to provide services in registered areas only, which can be quite odd since Electrical Engineers can provide electronic services but Electronic Engineers cannot provide electrical services. Ditto with Computer Engineers (can't remember if this is a recognised category under the board).
I guess that for IT, they will start dividing it up into stuff like Security, Networking, Web, Mobile, etc. The main trouble with this would be that the categories would need to be broadly defined. Otherwise, if it is defined too narrowly, you're right to say that each RCP would need 8-10 registrations.
Personally, I'm all for the principle of registration, but the devil's in the details. I wonder how long it took to draft this bill - 2 years or 2 months or 2 weeks. They should take the time to solicit feedback from the people who will be affected.
A thought occurred to me that the FDI might be affected as foreigners can't own local IT companies since they are not governed by the bill, but I guess that MSC might have provisions to over-ride this.
Can someone who has MSC status investigate this issue to see if it will screw around with the MSC? That will provide a much better argument against the bill. Tell the ministry that it'll screw with the MSC and drive FDI out of the country.
They may not care about brain drain much but they definitely care about FDI.