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The ‘Fit and Proper Person’ in Malaysia and Singapore

Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali and Ahmad, Muhamad Hassan and Lilienthal, Gary I. (2023) The ‘Fit and Proper Person’ in Malaysia and Singapore. In: Regulation of the Professions in East Asia. Social Issues, Justice and Status . NOVA Science Publishers, New York, USA, pp. 41-62. ISBN 979-8-88697-409-6

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A person to be admitted in Malaysia into any professional body such as architect, medical, engineer, or legal must, besides having the requisite professional qualifications from a recognized university, be assessed in terms of his character. The Board of Architects, Medical Council, Board of Engineers, and the Malaysian Bar are the professional bodies established pursuant to the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 (Malaysia), Architects Act 1967 (Malaysia), Medical Act 1971 (Malaysia), and Legal profession Act 1976 (Malaysia). The tasks of the above-mentioned bodies include ensuring that the members are better regulated with higher standards of practice. The requirement to be ‘fit and of good character’ also reflects the growing importance of issues concerning the problems within the profession and maintaining integrity and honor of the profession. In Singapore, any person who wishes to be admitted to the Singapore Bar shall be a ‘qualified person’ as specified in the Legal Profession Act 1966 (Singapore), the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules (Singapore), and the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2011 (Singapore).

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fit and Proper Person, Fit and Proper Test, Employment Law.
Subjects: K Law > K1701 Labor Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr. Muhamad Hassan Ahmad
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2023 17:23
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2023 14:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/103912

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