New draft law will jail unlicensed IT professional

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Draft
http://www.scribd.com/doc/75107593/CPB2011-Draft

Note: This law is prone to abuse, corruption and possibly ‘quota’. Please inform everyone in IT field. You cannot run an IT company anymore without government approval.

New draft law restricts unregistered IT professional from providing IT services of ANY kind at all.

Fine = 20,000 ringgit or 6 months jail.

The license must be applied, but that means, the society can target recipient based on crony or race… especially Bumiputra.

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Restriction on employment of unregistered person to provide Computing Services

  1. No CNII entities or person shall employ a person, sole proprietorship, partnership or body corporate, other than a Registered Computing Practitioner or Registered Computing Professional or Registered Computing Services Provider practice, to perform Computing Services

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General penalty

  1. (1) Any person, sole proprietorship, partnership or body corporate who contravenes this Act or any regulations made there under shall be guilty of an offence and shall,where no penalty is expressly provided therefore, be liable, on conviction,to a fine not exceeding twenty thousand ringgit (RM20,000) or imprisonment not more than six months or both.

WTF… then are they gonna stop those Vehicles workshop too? Only Licensed Authorised “Brand Name” workshop.

LoL

Should draft a bill to outlaw unlicensed/unprofessional politician too. If they can’t do their job well in serving the people, they should be sent to jail.

actually i’m kind of agree with this new law. But make sure its not corrupted, make sure its work like in the medical field professional. A good example is pharmacy.

Smaller organizations will most likely ignore the law. :smiley:

lowyat.net market will be doom~

then all free lance technician who wanted to earn extra living had to be jailed from helping other people service their pc. everything now keep rising, we just trying to make some extra income also now against the law.

wtf??

is this stupid law already being approved…?
this is really ridiculous…

whoever made this draft should be shot in his balls… give him a slow and painful death

[quote=“DMsia”]wtf??

is this stupid law already being approved…?
this is really ridiculous…

whoever made this draft should be shot in his balls… give him a slow and painful death[/quote]

how do u know it is a he, cant it be she meh? if she, she don’t have balls…

[quote=“lcsiong”][quote=“DMsia”]wtf??

is this stupid law already being approved…?
this is really ridiculous…

whoever made this draft should be shot in his balls… give him a slow and painful death[/quote]

how do u know it is a he, cant it be she meh? if she, she don’t have balls…[/quote]

very good point…
:frowning:

terrible law.

everything one to benefit the money sucker govt . want to squeeze every bits of everyone . this is why tony fernandes step down . hmm sad sad malaysia .

Fernandes said he’s not stepping down? Media simply put stories…

What do IT Services include? Installing windows…is that provision of IT service? Using Autocad/Photoshop/SAP/word/excel, provision of IT services?

What qualification do we need to be a Registered Computing Professional? Need SPM BM A1 to limit certain race?

Are we giving chance for those corruptive government bodies to receive bribes for certification?

Why don’t they start the same thing also for accounting? You need to be a CPA in order to do accounting. Otherwise you will be fined RM100,000.

[quote=“JamesLim”]What do IT Services include? Installing windows…is that provision of IT service? Using Autocad/Photoshop/SAP/word/excel, provision of IT services?

What qualification do we need to be a Registered Computing Professional? Need SPM BM A1 to limit certain race?

Are we giving chance for those corruptive government bodies to receive bribes for certification?

Why don’t they start the same thing also for accounting? You need to be a CPA in order to do accounting. Otherwise you will be fined RM100,000.[/quote]

I think its more then that. For example, networking, PMP, oracle, programming language and etc

end story, i think the G is doing all these to milk as much money from us as possible,
and at the same time, rob us of our meager livelihoods…

Get ready for price of motherboard/proc/ram/hdd/etc mark up at least 50% more compared to international market price :stuck_out_tongue:

9 Dec 2011 : The Establishment of the Board of Computing Professionals Malaysia (BCPM) Print E-mail
PRESS STATEMENT

http://www.mosti.gov.my/mosti/index.php … 0&Itemid=1

The Establishment of the Board of Computing Professionals Malaysia (BCPM)

Recently, there was a misconception about the proposed BCPM Act currently being drafted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). The claim is that the new Act will regulate computing practitioners and force them to register with a new Board called the Board of Computing Professional and that those who are not registered with this new board would not be allowed to practise programming, software engineering or apply for government tenders regardless of their years of experience or other qualifications.

MOSTI would like to assure all concerned parties that the establishment of the proposed BCPM is a body that will give recognition to the information, technology and communication (ICT) practitioners in the country as professionals in their respective computing domain. BCPM does not aim to regulate the computing profession in the nation but only applies to those that are identified as Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII) entities with the intent to safeguard the interest of the nation in view of the current dynamic and challenging global environments. CNII is defined as those assets, systems and functions that are vital to the nation that their incapacity or destruction would have a devastating impact on National economic strength or National image or National defence and security or Government capability to function or Public health and safety. The CNII entities will be as identified by the The Chief Government Security Office (CGSO).

As for the need to be registered as Computing Professionals with BCPM, it is not mandatory. Registration with the BCPM does not apply only to graduates from the computing domain but will also take into consideration those from other disciplines with adequate computing experiences as well as those with professional qualifications in their respective computing domain.

Why do we need this Act? The need of this Act is to achieve the following objectives:

Enhance the value of the profession as it will require registered members to possess minimum levels of qualification/experience;
Raise professional standards by developing and maintaining a code of conduct for computing professionals;
Review qualifications offered by other bodies in order to serve as a guide and reference when gauging which certifications are valid and relevant;
Provide some level of assurance of the quality of computing professionals to employers who hire those who are registered by BCPM;
Enhance the supply of ICT manpower in the country and help the nation achieve the goals of the New Economic Model in becoming a productive high-income nation; and
Serve as a central repository of all computing professionals and practitioners in the country.

The vision of BCPM is to ensure that all computing services provided by the Malaysian Computing Professionals are globally recognised and with full regards to the public interest in mind. BCPMs mission is to elevate the standing, visibility and recognition of Computing Professionals to ensure that computing services provided by the Computing Professionals in the country are in compliance with appropriate legislation and policies.

Within the context of this draft BCPM Bill, Computing has been defined as a goal-oriented activity to plan, architect, design, create, develop, implement, use and manage information technology or information technology systems.

In coming up with the draft of the BCPM Bill, MOSTI has initiated an effort to ensure the views of all key stakeholders are taken into consideration. With this intent, MOSTI has engaged various parties from both the private and public sectors such as the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Public Service Department of Malaysia, Malaysian Administration Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU), National Security Council, CGSO, National ICT Deans Council (MADICT), National Professors Council, Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry Malaysia (PIKOM), Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), CyberSecurity Malaysia, MIMOS Berhad and Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC) to deliberate and confer on all pertaining issues on the subject matter of computing professionals in the country.

In order to solicit further inputs to improve the BCPM Bill, MOSTI will be having an open day on 13 December 2011 (Tuesday) from 9.30am to 5.00pm at the following venue:

Dewan Perhimpunan
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
Level 1, Block C4, Complex C,
Federal Government Administrative Centre,
Putrajaya

The intent of the open day is to inform the public of the proposed establishment of the BCPM and to provide a platform for all interested parties to view the draft BCPM Bill and give the opportunity for members of the public to present constructive feedbacks, opinions and thoughts on the draft BCPM Bill. All feedbacks, opinions and thoughts will be considered by MOSTI in ensuring the draft Bill address the concerns and issues of all parties.

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 December 2011 )

So the normal IT sector can continue to go about their business, and unless you are a company having access to a high level security information, you require to be registered with the government?

Works for me.