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Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Preamble
Aware that the quality of professional security activity ultimately depends upon the willingness of practitioners to dedicate to the highest standard of professionalism, integrity, competence and to manifest good faith in professional relationships. The Malaysia Security Services Association adopts the following Code of ethics and Professional Conduct and mandates it’s conscientious observance as a binding condition of membership in or affiliation with the Association.

1. A MEMBER SHALL PERFORM PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW AND THE HIGHEST MORAL PRINCIPLES.

1.1 A member shall abide by the law and provide their services in an honorable manner.
1.2 A member shall not knowingly become associated in responsibility for work with colleagues who do not conform to the law and these ethical standards.
1.3 A member shall be just and respect the rights of others in performing their professional responsibilities.
1.4 A member should uphold human rights in all their endeavors.

2. A MEMBER SHALL ABSERVE THE PRECEPTS OF TRUTHFULNESS,HONESTY AND INTEGRITY.

2.1 A member shall disclose all relevant information to those having the right to know.
2.2 A member shall not knowingly release misleading information nor encourage or otherwise participate in the release of such information.

3. A MEMBER MUST BE FAITHFUL AND DILIGENT IN DISCHARGING THEIR PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITES.

3.1 A member is faithful when being fair and steadfast in adherence to promise and commitments.
3.2 A member is diligent when employing effort in an assignment.
3.3 A member shall not participate in matters involving conflicts of interest without appropriate disclosure and approval.
3.4 A member shall represent their services or product fairly and truthfully.

4. A MEMBER SHALL BE COMPETENT IN DISCHARGING THEIR PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES.

4.1 A member is competent when they have the resources, skill and knowledge required for the task.
4.2 A member shall not accept a task beyond the member’s competence nor shall competence be claimed when not possessed.

5. A MEMBER SHALL SAFEGUARD CONFIDENTAL INFORMATION AND EXERCISE DUE CARES TO
PROVIDE ITS IMPROPER DISCLOSURE.

5.1 Confidential information is non-public information, the disclosure of which is restricted.
5.2 Due care requires that the professional must not knowingly reveal confidential information, or use a confidence to the disadvantage of the principal or to the advantage of the member or a third person, unless the principal consent after full disclosure of all the facts. This confidentiality continues after the business relationship between the member and his principal has terminated.
5.3 A member who receives information and has not agreed to be bound by confidentiality is not bound from disclosing it. A member is not bound by confidential disclosures made of acts or omissions, which constitutes a violation of the law.
5.4 Confidential disclosure made by a principal to a member are not recognized by law as privileged in a legal proceeding. The member may be required to testify in a legal proceeding to information received in confidence from his principal over the objection of his principal’s counsel.
5.5 A member shall not disclose confidential information for personal gain without appropriate authorization.

6. A MEMBER SHALL NOT MALICIOUSLY INJURE THE PROFESSIONAL REPUTATION OR PRACTICE OR THEIR COLLEAGUES, CLIENTS OR EMPLOYERS.

6.1 A member shall not comment falsely and with malice concerning a colleague’s competence, performance or professional capabilities.
6.2 A member who knows or has reasonable ground to believe that another member has failed to conform to the Association Code of Ethics shall present such information to the General Committee in accordance with articles 5.7 and 7.1 of Associations Constitution.

 

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