The objectives of the newly formed Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) or Pertubuhan Perekabentuk Dalaman Malaysia (PPDM)
The objectives of the newly formed Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) or Pertubuhan Perekabentuk Dalaman Malaysia (PPDM) are:
• To promote and improve the knowledge, study and practice of interior design and the related arts and sciences connected therewith.
• To provide a forum for interior designers in the form of a learned and scientific society for arts and crafts, and to provide for the definition and qualification of the profession of interior designers.
• To assist and advise the government, the local authorities, or other private or public bodies, on questions relating to the arts and science and environment of interior and environmental design.
• To promote friendly interaction and discourse amongst interior designers and to hold meetings for readings and discussions of matters relating to the arts and science of interior and environmental design.
• To devote any portion of the funds of the Institute to the formation or endowment of scholarships or otherwise assist the interior design education of the students or others who may desire to qualify for the practice of interior design and in connection therewith to hold lectures, classes and examinations in the arts and science of interior design and to award certificates of efficiency• To establish form and maintain libraries and collections of models, designs, drawings and other articles of interest in connection with the arts and science and environment of interior and environmental design.
• To promote and conduct interior design competitions in accordance with conditions laid down by the Institute.
• To purchase, lease, hire or otherwise acquire suitable premises for the use of the Institute and to manage, improve and to develop and utilise any such premises and to sell, mortgage, let or dispose of the same.
• To obtain and diffuse among the members, information on matters affecting the profession and to compile, print, sell, lend, publish, issue or distribute the proceedings and reports of the Institute or any papers, periodicals, books, circulars and other literary undertakings with prior approval from the relevant authorities.
• To accept donations, legacies or loans (free of interest) to be applied to the objectives of the Institute.
• To provide facilities for interchange with Associations, Education and Scientific bodies engaged in research on matters relating to the work, theory of practice of interior design or allied subjects.
• To arrange for alliance or affiliation with any Institution, Associations or Society with similar objectives to those of the Institute on such terms or conditions as may be in the interest of the Institute.
• To represent generally the views of the members, preserve and maintain its integrity and status, to suppress dishonorable and unprofessional conduct or practices and to lay down a Code of Professional Conduct and Conditions of Engagement and Scale of Minimum Charges which shall be binding on all members.
• To commence, conduct or discontinue any legal proceedings in the name of the Institute or its officers, servants or members for the recovery of any debts or demands claimed by or on behalf of the Institute or for the assertion of any actual or supposed rights or privileges of the Institute or any member thereof and to defend any legal proceedings commenced against the Institute and to pay any costs or charges incurred in connection with such legal proceedings.
• To invest the monies of the Institute raised by subscriptions, donations or businesses established by the Institute not immediately required upon such securities or in such manner as may from time to time be determined, and
• To promote the appreciation, confidence and understanding of the public in the profession.