Proposed Computing Professionals Bill 2011 Generated Mixed Reaction

Refer to Malaysia Technology News

The proposed Computing Professionals Bill 2011 for the setup of the Board of Computing Professionals Malaysia (BCPM) very recently was received with mixed reaction from the ICT community.

MOSTI, the body who proposed it, had organized an open-day on 13 Dec 2011 to gather feedbacks.

Most people in the industry thought that it is not very relevant to the industry.

Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof likened it to bodies such as the Malaysian Medical Association and the Malaysian Institute of Architects.

MCA Young Professionals Bureau has warned that the proposed Bill could potentially force companies to relocate or shut down due to a lack of human capital.

Personally, I feel that there is a need to encourage certain form of professional element in the software development, ICT networking industry which is currently vendor-technology-oriented.

For more information, refer to IT Qualification Draft Bill Proposed.