The Institute of Public Relations Malaysia (IPRM), which was set up in 1962, does not belong to any individual professional Public Relations practitioner, but rather to all those in its portal who desire the systematic, organised growth and development of Public Relations as a profession which can contribute positively to the nation’s continuous growth and development in all spheres of human endeavours.
On 25th March 1965 Founding Members of the Institute adopted the Constitution at a meeting held in the Federal Department of Informationpremises in Mountbatten Road (now Jalan Tun Perak) of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The first president elected was the then Director General Information, Dato’ Mohd Sophiee Sheikh Ibrahim and most of the charter members of the Institute were Information Officers from either the Federal or the Selangor State levels.
The overriding objective of IPRM is to enhance professionalism among public relations practitioners in Malaysia. To meet this main objective, IPRM organises various seminars and trainings for members and non-members. It also supports research and other educational activities in public relations.
The specific objectives of the Institute are:
- To advise, provide information and create opportunities for discussions on all aspects of public relations activities.
- To promote the understanding, development and recognition of public relations.
- To establish and prescribe standards of professional and ethical conduct and ensure the observance of those standards.
- To encourage the attainment of professional academic qualification.
- To nurture, promote and maintain contacts with public relations practitioners.
The Institute has clocked more than 50 years of history and has been involved in aspirations of nation building. IPRM also has played a significant role in the training and development ofMalaysians in preparing and qualifying them for a career in public relations. The Institute stepped up its training and development of public relations practitioners both from the public and private sectors.
Institute of Public Relations of Singapore (IPRS)
Institute of Public Relations of Singapore
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Our Heritage With a distinct need to improve the image of PR practitioners and to upgrade professionalism, a group of young and dedicated PR practitioners finally made a tremendous effort to form the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore (IPRS).
Beginning with 30 members, IPRS was officially registered as a non-profit organization on 29 December 1970 on the premise of bringing Singapore’s public relations industry to greater professional height.
Public Relations in Singapore The Public Relations Industry in Singapore has grown into a progressive and dynamic profession since the early 1950s, when two or three multinational corporations resumed business after the Second World War. Mainly oil companies, such corporations had their worldwide policies of having their own in-house PR departments, while others started with PR as a subset of their advertising or human resources departments. Statistics compiled by the productivity and Standards Board from 1995 – 2001 showed that there are around 70 PR companies employing about 500 professionals, providing PR or business communication services. Based on the same statistics, the industry has an average sales growth of around 6% per annum, with average annual productivity at around S$70,000 per person.
IPRS Today The Institute has grown to a current membership base of more than 300 active members who are professionals from diverse business backgrounds, thus contributing to its strength and dynamism.
Public Relations Association of Indonesia (perhumas)
Public Relations Association of Indonesia
Intiland Tower Annexe Building 7th Floor Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 32 - 10220 Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia
ULAB’s founder, Kazi Shahid Ahmed, believes in creating works that benefit the people of Bangladesh and are of service to the country. In this spirit, he created a place of learning where well-rounded students would be fully steeped in the values of their own heritage, yet trained to face the modern global workplace.
The sponsors planned for many years, and the idea of the University was initiated at a public colloquium, in February of 2002, attended by leading academics, cultural figures, and entrepreneurs. Permission for the opening of ULAB was received from the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh in November of 2003.
ULAB was formally launched at a ceremony on October 1, 2004.
From a single campus in Mohakhali with only 52 students, ULAB has grown to be one of the best private universities in the country, with over 4,500 students, two buildings in Dhanmondi, many unique programs of study, renowned research centers and active co-curricular programs.