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To: All IKM Members,

Please note that the Chemists Act 1975 has been recently amended.
The Chemists (Amendment) Act 2015 was gazetted on 24 August 2015 and comes into operation on 1 November 2015.
Section 2, 7, 9, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 23, 25, 27, and the First Schedule of the principal 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 Associate grade of membership is amended to Member and the initials AMIC which stands for Associate of the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry is now amended to MMIC or Member of the 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 principal 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) was incorporated under the Chemist Act 1975 on 1st November 1977 with the following provisions: 
• To regulate the practice of chemistry in Malaysia
• To represent the profession of chemistry in Malaysia
• To Promote public awareness and appreciation, and preserving and conserving our natural environment and resources for our future generations. 
IKM also plays a key role in the socioeconomic development of Malaysia, including practising sustainable development of our natural resources, and preserving and conserving our natural environment and resources for our future generations. 
The Institute is also playing a leading role in the development of chemistry in the Asia Pacific as well as internationally.