Malaysian IT professionals: beware, there are factions trying to create a Board of Computing Professionals Bill to Act. This is not +ve for industry. Computer societies (like MNCC, BCS in UK, ACS in Australia) are one thing. But an Act just like we have for engineers/architects/lawyers/doctors only shows that there is monopoly coming soon. Remember, lots of people in IT don't even have degrees in their respective fields -- thats the beauty of IT. This will probably not be allowed in the near future if we allow such a Bill to become an Act.
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- thanks for a very objective review. CNII vagueness is still the sticking point. If that is made specifically clear (and in writing as an amendment in the Bill) so it can't be changed.
It's vague in that it says destruction, yet also covers national image as critical. Finally the part that I can't feel comfortable with brushing off "National Security" is how often that's been abused in Malaysia and overseas eg. Toll Agreements, Power Plant Gas subsidies, Price of Land bought/sold by government from private owners, state boundaries etc. Is Toll Rate agreement a matter of national security? No. But it was under OSA.
It's would be even easier to abuse this, if say CNII definition and listing of what comes under it is considered "secret". This Tourism FB page is considered CNII due to importance to Nations image.Dec 12, 2011
- Thanks. On this, I can agree with you - the devil's in the details. There are also a few other issues that I've identified and written on my blog.Dec 12, 2011
- Not a genius, since they pretty much carbon-copied the law for other professions e.g. engineers, architects, etcDec 12, 2011
- Shawn Tan: Computer professionals are not traditional professionals like: Architects, lawyers, engineers, Medical/health personnel. Computer professionals are exclusively unique.Dec 12, 2011
- I laugh at your comment. :p Everyone thinks that they're unique.Dec 12, 2011
- getting a certificate can be harder, as you can see a lot of our students study overseas having completed medical and law but cannot pass in getting a certificate in m'sia.....and also need to pay money + time to study for that useless exam....Dec 24, 2012
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