Thursday, December 15, 2011

Board of Computing Professionals Malaysia Bill 2011

I cannot fully comprehend, why the IT industry that is thriving so well, need a body to regulate them. So here is my point on why the bill is not necessary, in fact, redundant.
1. Why do we need to be registered to have something to do with IT? Does users of IT system need to go through the registration as well?
2. What if we get an expert from overseas to come to Malaysia to solve some critical IT issues? Is it illegal for them to touch the keyboard since they are not registered? Can he check in his code or fixes, OR, he will be locked up by the police?
3. What if the registration board finds someone they don't like and fail to register the person? Would it be that this person would better start to look for a job that has nothing to do with IT?
4. So, there would be Certified Professional Software Developer, who has all the certificates or connections to get him or her registered, but he or she does not know how to code at all. AND, there is this young genius student who is still studying and has no cert. So the poor student would have to give or sell all the codes/solution to this registered person? Starts to sound like accounting industry.
5. And how about fees? Would I be subjected to pay like I am a professional accountant or something?

All this crazy scenarios sounds so crazy. And I guess it definitely turn people off, not that they are not already turned off right now. I think the group of people pushing for this bill is trying to make themselves more useful, unfortunately, they got the opposite effect. I'd say, if you stop thinking about how to make money out of it and really do more in educating the wider Malaysia (especially the rural) on IT, it would have been much more practical. I don't buy this crap, really...

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