Computing Professionals Bill 2011 – Latest Update

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) recently announced the concerns on Computing Professionals Bill 2011 highlighted by relevant stakeholders. The major issues of concern raised were:

(i) Clear definition of the powers of the Board and interpretation of the terms in the Bill;
(ii) Defining the rules and regulations of the Bill;
(iii) Consistency in relations to legal provisions and issues of replication with other existing Acts or Bills;
(iv) Pre-requisite for registration as a Computing professional for both local and foreign practitioners; and
(v) Implication of the Bill, particularly in terms of international commitment such as with WTO and FTA, brain drain, stifling creativity and innovation.

Read more at MOSTI’s Website.

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