Member's name: Lay Ping Lau
Date of Hearing: 29 April 2020
Tribunal: One Person Tribunal
On 29 April 2020 the One Person Tribunal found that Ms Lay Ping Lau breached:
- Article 39(a)(ii)A of the Constitution in that she “breached the Constitution (or the constitution of the Company in force immediately before the Amending Date), By-Laws, Code of Professional Conduct or the Applicable Regulations” in that Ms Lau breached By-Law 4.2 that provides:
“Each Member undertaking Continuing Professional Development must:
- maintain a record of the precise nature of him or her Continuing Professional Development, including date, time expended and topics covered;…
- produce such record to an officer of CPA Australia for inspection upon request.”
- By-Law 5.2(a)(ii) in failing to provide a satisfactory written explanation in writing to Professional Conduct by 18 February 2019 or at all.
Ms Lau did not attend the One Person Tribunal Hearing and a denial of the Complaints were entered on her behalf.
Penalty and costs
The One Person Tribunal found the Complaints sustained and imposed the following penalties:
- In relation to not providing evidence of having undertaken Continuing Professional Development (CPD):
- forfeiture of membership; Ms Lau is not entitled to readmission of Membership until she first provides evidence that she has undertaken a minimum of 40 hours of CPD in the year immediately preceding the date of her application.
- In relation to her failure to respond to Professional Conduct:
- a fine of RM 2754.07.
Ms Lau was ordered to pay CPA Australia's costs of RM 2577.83 prior to any application for readmission.