Board of Computing Professionals Malaysia
National ICT Human Resource Task Force chairman Professor Khairuddin Ab Hamid tells Goh Thean Eu that a new proposal to establish the Board of Computing Professionals Malaysia has been submitted to the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia.
The CPB2011 calls for, among other things, the formation of a national body called the Board of Computing Professionals Malaysia (BCPM). But there is an essential schism between the proponents and opponents of the Bill. It does not help that the proponents have misread the objections of the tech community as the vocal response of a few.
There is no doubt that among those pushing for the Computing Professionals Bill 2011 (#CPB2011 on Twitter) — which requires IT pros to be registered under a national body — are many who really believe that this is one way to raise the quality of IT professionals and practitioners in the country, and to ensure minimum security and safety standards are met for critical information networks. But they might just be creating a monster.