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Announcement

AMENDMENTS TO THE CHEMISTS ACT 1975

To: All IKM Members,
 
Please note that the Chemists Act 1975 has been recently amended.
 
The Chemist (Amended) Act 2015 was gazetted on 24th August 2015 and comes into operation on 1st November 2015.
 
Section 2, 7, 9, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 23, 25, 27 and the First Schedule of the Principle Act were amended with the following objectives:
A) to provide for IKM to expand its functions;
B) to rename the grades of membership and to amend the qualification and working experience requirements to be elected to the various grades of IKM membership;
C) to provide more efficient and effective administration and management of IKM functions and activities.
 
One of the amendments is that the Associates grade of membership is amended to Member and the initials AMIC which stands for Associates of the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry is now amended to MMIC or Member of Malaysian Institute of Chemistry. The other grades of membership namely Licentiate and Fellow remain the same. There are also changes in the minimum number of years of working experience required for admission as a Licentiate or Member.
 
For full details of the amendments, kindly refer to a copy of the Chemists (Amendment) Act 2015 which is posted on this website under the Section "About IKM". The Chemists (Amendment) Act 2015 should be read in conjunction with the Principle Act which is the Chemists Act 1975, a copy of which is also posted on this website.

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About IKM

Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM), or the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry, is a statutory professional organization incorporated under the Chemist Act 1975 on 1st November 1977 and is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The Institute was earlier inaugurated on 8th April 1967 with 27 founding members and subsequently registered under the Societies Act 1966 on 13th October 1967.

IKM has grown in tandem with the rapid development of Malaysia to become a well-established and strong professional organization recognized both locally and internationally. Membership of IKM comes from both the manufacturing and service sectors, universities and other institutions of higher learning, research and development institutions, and government and education sectors. With membership of 3,770 as at 1st January 2016, IKM enjoys a prominent place among the professional scientific organization in Malaysia. The Institute is also playing a leading role in the development of chemistry in Malaysia.