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MIA Wins Human Resource Minister Award for Exceptional Role in Human Resource Development

The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) today won the Human Resource Minister Award under the Training Providers category for its exceptional contribution and role in the human resources development sector of Malaysia.The Human Resources Development Awards were issued by Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Bhd to training providers who had played significant roles in the human resources development in the country. Last year MIA took home the Certificate of Appreciation from PSMB under the same category.Incepted in 1993, the PSMB Awards were initially introduced to acknowledge and give recognition to big employers only in the categories of manufacturing and services. Over the years, they were expanded to give recognition to small and medium sized employers in these categories and also to training providers. Since then, it has been an annual agenda by PSMB to give recognition to employers in these categories who have demonstrated excellence in human resources development.

MIA President Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad together with MIA Chief Executive Officer Haji Rosli Abdullah were present to receive the award from the Deputy Minister of Human Resource, Senator Dato’ Maznah Mazlan during the opening ceremony of PSMB 2011 Conference, at Sunway Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur today.

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MIA President Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad (centre) receiving the Human Resource Ministers Award for the category of Training Providers. Also in the picture (from left) PSMB CEO Amirnuddin Mazlan, Dato Maznah,MIA CEO Rosli Abdullah & PSMB Board Chairman Raja Dato’ Abdul Aziz Raja Muda Musa.MIA President, Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad said that: “Winning this award only strengthens MIA’s resolve in it’s commitment in ensuring that our members are constantly developing and enhancing their competencies through continuous professional education and training. The Institute’s mission has always been to develop, support and monitor quality and expertise which are consistent with the most current global best practices in the accountancy profession. As such, it is crucial for our members to be “in top form” and not left behind when in comes to knowledge and experience acquired from the training extended to them,”

He added that continuous professional resource development through the latest innovations and trainings relevant to their scope of service and beyond is the added value offered by the Institute training arm. This form of “enrichment” firms up the level professionalism of our members and hence is form of sustainable practice that creates public confidence and trust.

Head of MIA Professional Development Centre (MPDC), the training arm of MIA, G. Shanmugam said that the recognition was indeed a pleasant surprise for MIA to be identified by the auspices of the Ministry of Human Resources as a notable training provider for professional resource development in Malaysia.

“In today’s demanding and ever growing borderless business environment, financial professionals employed namely in commerce and industries, public sectors, public practice and academia are expected to equip with up-to-date knowledge and professional skills so that they are able to make sound business decisions not only for the continues improvement of their organisations but more so for our country as a whole. As a leading provider of continuing professional education and training especially for the accounting and finance professionals, MIA constantly assists these professionals with well researched knowledge and skills programmes that are catered for strategic, tactical as well operational levels,” he added.

As a prolific professional development and training providers, MIA will be hosting another International event this year. Together with the ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA), MIA is organising the inaugural MIA International Accountants Conference (MIA Conference) and the 17th AFA Conference from 2-3 November at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.