Regulation of the Professions in East Asia

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Gary I. Lilienthal, PhD – Professor of Law, President of Carrington Rand, Goulburn, Australia
Muhamad Hassan bin Ahmad, PhD – Assistant Professor of Law, IIUM Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: LAW036000
DOI: 10.52305/KNYO9191

This book delves into the “mechanics” of the “fit and proper test”, as it functions around the world as de facto Imperial legislation, emanating from Western Europe, and followed without further analysis by systems of governance in East Asia. The meaning of the term “fit and proper”, for assessing people as professionals, in contrast to a well-structured good character test, is insufficiently specific to be used as a set of criteria for admission to a profession. The parties to a “fit and proper” assessment are actually the court and members of the public, with the court making a judgment in its own cause, and without the public ever participating in the assessment. A “fit and proper” assessment suggests a systemic inquiry against the applicant, inferring both bias and inherent public denunciation. Thus, the book contains in-depth research into these topics: The Fit and Proper Person Test: The Theory; The ‘Fit and Proper Person’ in Malaysia and Singapore; The Origin of the Professions; The Fitness and Propriety of Subaltern Groups; Délation of Character; The Stasis of Disrepute; Child Labor and the Subaltern Working Class; Coercive Moral Hazard. As such, this book is a frank and fearless exegesis on the realities of British Imperial regulation of the Professions in East Asia.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Chapter 1. The Fit and Proper Person Test: The Theory
Gary I. Lilienthal1, PhD, Nehaluddin Ahmad2, LLD, and Muhamad Hassan Ahmad3, PhD
1Research Directorate, Carrington Rand, Hong Kong SAR, Peoples Republic of China
2Faculty of Law, Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, Brunei
3Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Chapter 2. The ‘Fit and Proper Person’ in Malaysia and Singapore
Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed1, PhD, Muhamad Hassan Ahmad1, PhD, and Gary I. Lilienthal2, PhD
1Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2Research Directorate, Carrington Rand, Hong Kong SAR, Peoples Republic of China

Chapter 3. The Origin of the Professions
Gary I. Lilienthal1, PhD, and Nehaluddin Ahmad, LLD2
1
Research Directorate, Carrington Rand, Hong Kong SAR, Peoples Republic of China
2Faculty of Law, Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, Brunei

Chapter 4. The Fitness and Propriety of Subaltern Groups
Gary I. Lilienthal1,, PhD, 
and Muhamad Hassan Ahmad2, PhD
1Research Directorate, Carrington Rand, Hong Kong SAR, Peoples Republic of China
2Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University, 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Chapter 5. Délation of Character
Gary I. Lilienthal1, PhD 
and Muhamad Hassan Ahmad2, PhD
1Research Directorate, Carrington Rand, Hong Kong SAR, Peoples Republic of China
2Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Chapter 6. The Stasis of Disrepute
Gary I. Lilienthal1, PhD, and Muhamad Hassan Ahmad2, PhD
1Research Directorate, Carrington Rand, Hong Kong SAR, Peoples Republic of China
2Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Chapter 7. Child Labor and the Subaltern Working Class
Salim Ibrahim Ali1, PhD and Gary I. Lilienthal2, PhD
1School of Law, Alhadba College University, Mosul, Iraq
2Research Directorate, Carrington Rand, Hong Kong SAR, Peoples Republic of China

Chapter 8. Coercive Moral Hazard
Gary I. Lilienthal1, PhD, and Muhamad Hassan Ahmad2, PhD
1Research Directorate, Carrington Rand, Hong Kong SAR, Peoples Republic of China
2Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About the Editors

Index